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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Interesting Recent Links - Vayehi 5774










where I found this picture of Rav Ovadia Yosef as a snowman and 3 more like it at different angles (which, while a nice gesture, may be more halachicly problematic than a regular snowman):
גולן ברוך



Mandela Memorial



Miscellaneous






MDA Blood Drive in the Knesset Cancelled After Ethiopian MK Discouraged From Donating
Rabbi Slams 'Racism' Blood Controversy: What About the British?

Drunken Man Bursts into Maran Rav Shteinman’s Home

Spanish Duke Apologizes For Inquisition Expulsion

Brooklyn Declared ‘Toeivah Capital’ By Boro President

Yerushalayim Places 4th On Tripadvisor’s ‘Destinations On The Rise’ List

Eli Yishai Meets In Private With The Belzer Rebbe

Mossad Agents Worked to Free Agunos

Eight Years Since Sharon was Stricken with Illness

The street cleaner and his chavrusa (potd)

Israel And The Vatican: Give But No Take

Tribute to a Kollel

The Chasenah Took Place in Bnei Brak


3 Comments:

At Thu Dec 12, 03:05:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is something else about today's daf in Daf Yomi:

Well, I just got a tip from an acquaintance. Today is the tenth of Tevet. The daf Yomi page for the day is Yoma 35. On that page, the Gemorrah relates the famous story of Hillel HaZaqen, during the month of Tevet (actually it says tekufat Tevet which could include Shevat and Adar Rishon too), lying flat on the roof of the Beit HaMedrash of Avtalyon and Shemaya to drink in the words of Torah being spoken. He was on top of the roof all night long ON EREV SHABBAT listening when 3 amot (five feet) of snow fell on him. They found him the next morning and scraped him off the roof and gave him a place in the Beit HaMedrash in which he could not afford to pay the entrance fee. Yes, Hillel was that poor, but that committed to learning Torah. And I look outside, and it is snowing. five feet of snow in the forecast?? I don't know, but what a Daf for Daf yomi!!

 
At Thu Dec 12, 03:09:00 PM 2013, Blogger Devash said...

Thanks for the links, Yaak. Hope you enjoyed the posts. Have an easy fast and Shabbat shalom.

 
At Fri Dec 13, 05:46:00 AM 2013, Blogger Cosmic X said...

Thanks for linking.

 

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