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Monday, September 15, 2008

Mishkabobble of Thoughts in 1 Post

Sorry for the lack of posting in the last couple weeks. Here are some of the stories that I've been following:

  • The incredible Imrei Bina, attributed to Ra'avad I (1125-1180), has some interesting predictions about the years in which we are living in today having to do with Yovel counts since the time of Ezra. See Dreaming's post on it, and see Hakeitz Hameguleh for a whole series of posts on the matter, including typing the original text and a translation of the sefer into English.

  • Hurricane Ike's damage to Texas, and its aftermath's incredible amount of rain and flooding damage to the Chicago area and much of the Midwest is something that we need to show our awe of Hashem for. Soon we will be saying ובכן תן פחדך in the Rosh Hashana Amida. Of note is that we say that paragraph corresponding to Yitzhak Avinu (as the verse goes "ופחד יצחק" and for other Kabbalistic reasons). Ike is often short for Isaac - Yitzhak. See Dreaming for another interesting comparison. Also, see an interesting note from Tomer Devorah on this, comparing it to the hurricane in 1900.

  • The Cubs look like they're headed to the playoffs (beli ayin hara) after Zambrano's no-hitter yesterday. See this old post for context.

  • A 9-year-old was repeatedly stabbed by an Arab terrorist in Yitzhar. What saved him and the family whose house burned down was nothing short of Nissim Geluyim.

  • Wall Street is not in good shape right now, as the mortgage crisis is hitting financial institutions hard as well. Tomer Devorah and Mystical Paths links come to mind.

  • My wife's grandmother is very sick. She needs a Refu'a Sheleima Min Hashamayim. Her name is Blima bat Sarah Pesel. My wife made the trip to Toronto to visit her in the hospital. My wife's grandmother could barely talk while in the hospital, and when she does, it comes out hard to understand. However, she twice yesterday said the following statement very clearly in Yiddish: "Mashiah is coming this year." (My father-in-law can attest to this.)
    Unfortunate Update:She was niftera today.


At Mon Sep 15, 03:12:00 PM 2008, Blogger joshwaxman said...

"Ike is often short for Isaac - Yitzhak. See Dreaming for another interesting comparison."

not such an interesting comparison. see my post

part #10 for what I believe is a thorough debunking.

At Mon Sep 15, 04:12:00 PM 2008, Blogger yaak said...

אעפ"כ, it's interesting, לפע"ד. That a projected path would, according to the projector who was projecting לפי תומו, make a projection exactly like a shofar is interesting - especially since the other hurricanes didn't look as much like a shofar as this one.

At Mon Sep 15, 08:54:00 PM 2008, Blogger joshwaxman said...

but there are on average 17.7 hurricanes that strike the US each decade. And other hurricanes which strike other countries. I would be extremely surprised if some significant number of them did not look just as much like, if not more so, a shofar, where we are defining shofar like this.

At Mon Sep 15, 11:20:00 PM 2008, Blogger גילוי said...

Yaak, you beat me to the punch (a bit) in organizing the Imrei Binah posts.

Refuah Shleimah to your wife's grandmother.

At Tue Sep 16, 04:45:00 AM 2008, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Yaak, thanks for linking my posts. And Hashem Yitbarach should give Blima bat Sarah Pesel a refuah shleimah bimeheirah.

K'tiva v'chatima tova

At Sun Sep 21, 02:10:00 AM 2008, Blogger Rebecca said...

The Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.


When the blazing sun is gone,

When he nothing shines upon,

Then you show your little light,

Twinkle, twinkle all the night.

The dark blue sky you keep

And often thro' my curtains peep,

For you never shut your eye

Till the sun is in the sky.


'Tis your bright and tiny spark

Lights the traveler in the dark;

Though I know not what you are

Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

-----by Warhammer Gold


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