Concerning prayer on the streets and in public places, Jewish rabbinical writings give examples such as the following: “Rabbi Jochanan has said: ‘I have seen how Rabbi Jannai would stand and pray in the Marketplace of Sepphoris and then walk four cubits and say the Musaf [additional] prayer.’” (Palestinian Talmud) “If one is standing and praying on the street or in an open area, he steps aside [for an oncoming] ass, an ass driver or potter without interrupting his prayer. Concerning Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa [about 70 C.E.] it is related that he was standing and praying. Then a poisonous serpent bit him. He, however, did not interrupt his prayer.”—Tosephta (writings supplementary to the Mishnah).