The Talmud in (Avodah Zara 16b17a) brings that Rabbi Eliezer was upset that he had been accused by the Romans. His student, Rabbi Akiva suggested that perhaps he had heard a teaching of the minim and got pleasure from the teaching Rabbi Eliezer confirmed this.

According to this, what would constitute "teachings of the minim" which is forbidden to read or hear or watch, etc. today?

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    Have you seen Rambam Hilchot Avodah Zarah 2:2 and Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 143:15?
    – MDjava
    Dec 19, 2018 at 15:11
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    "today"? Has the prohibition changed?
    – msh210
    Dec 19, 2018 at 16:43
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    Duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/82585/… Or are you specifically distinguishing between a Teaching" of minus and a "book" of minus?
    – Alex
    Dec 19, 2018 at 18:14
  • @Alex not limited to books.
    – michael
    Dec 20, 2018 at 6:10


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