Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Some calendar notes for today

A commentator was disappointed that I neglected to mention that today is Rashi's yahrzeit - so there you have it. I don't keep track of these things, but I guess others do. To me Rashi is what brings gemara and chumash to life, not someone who died in France 901 years ago.

While we are on the topic of the calendar, today is my daughter Rachel's birthday (in the hebrew calendar). In case she sees this post (likely not : ), Happy Birthday.

(Now, in case you are wondering if I would have named my daughter after Rashi if I would have realized the coincidence, the answer is no. But I will say that my youngest daughter was due around parshas naso 5 years ago. She was born a bit earlier, so I was never truly tempted to carry through on my threat of the name Tzlalponis. And if you have no idea what I am talking about - Baba Basra 91a near the bottom).

7 comments:

  1. Tzlalponis! That is worse than what my name was supposed to be (if I was a boy).

    I'll have to ask my husband to check the source. Now I am curious.

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  2. Anonymous7:02 PM

    "To me Rashi is what brings gemara and chumash to life" Therfore his yahrtzeit should be recognized as he is such a central amd integral part of our learning and every day lives.

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  3. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Shimshon Hagibor's mother WHY?

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  4. she is the focus of haftarah for p' naso

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  5. imrei fi10:14 PM

    Happy Birthday Rachel (wow - this is like Only Simchas)

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