Friday, February 10, 2006

Es Ist Geschrift!

Here is something I saw recently while learning:

(Click on the image above to see the whole thing)

v'hamaskil yavin...

13 Comments:

At February 10, 2006 at 12:18:00 PM EST, Anonymous ce said...

I regret them all too.
;-/

 
At February 10, 2006 at 12:29:00 PM EST, Blogger Hirshel Tzig said...

I'm sure there is more to be said about the Gemoroh.

 
At February 10, 2006 at 12:33:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Hirshel: What do you mean by that?

 
At February 10, 2006 at 1:15:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Artscroll edition:
the Gemara means that these four things have no independent claim to existence; rather, their existence is subordinate to some purpose extraneous to themselves. Were He to consider them by themselves, G-d would "regret" their creation.

 
At February 10, 2006 at 2:50:00 PM EST, Blogger Mirty said...

I think I understand three of the things (galus, yishmaelim, yetzer hara), but what is "casdim" or "ksadim"?

 
At February 11, 2006 at 10:50:00 PM EST, Anonymous Alter Vitebsky said...

This mention of "Yishmaelim" precedes the rise of Islam -- correct?

 
At February 12, 2006 at 4:35:00 PM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Brilliant find, ASJ. Wow. Would love to go more in depth on that. Do any Rishonim or Acharonim comment on this?

 
At February 12, 2006 at 4:37:00 PM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

ASJ - Where is the Rebbe Nachman quote on zemirot from?

 
At February 12, 2006 at 7:11:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

I seem to recall that it was from Likutey Moharan II, 104

 
At February 12, 2006 at 7:13:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

MCAryeh: As for your first question, I haven't looked much deeper yet....

 
At February 12, 2006 at 11:49:00 PM EST, Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Mirty,
I think Casdim is Babylonians or Chaldeans (you know, goyim)

 
At February 13, 2006 at 7:21:00 PM EST, Blogger yaak said...

All 4 were or are currently keeping the Beit Hamikdash away from Jewish hands.

 
At February 14, 2006 at 6:46:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yaak: G-d willing, one day Har Habayit will again be in our hands!

 

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