Audio Roundup 2021:17

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by Joel Rich

I wonder whether when Covid is past, will certain segments of orthodoxy view those who died as martyrs in support of the value of . . . (Talmud torah, simchat hachayim, fill in the blank?)


Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore pg. 51-52
“You are my friend, my brother, the apple of my eye, take possession of it at once. This land I hold as an heirloom from my ancestors, I would not sell it to any person for thousands of pounds, but to you I give it without any money; it is yours, take possession of it.” … Ultimately, after a whole day’s most friendly argument, which almost exhausted all my stock of Arabic phraseology, he said to me: “you are mt [my] friend, my brother, by my beard, my head, I declare this is the case. Tell Sir Moses to give me a souvenir of 1,000 pounds sterling…” (Me – is 1,000 pounds sterling roughly equivalent to arba meot shekel kesef over lasocher?)


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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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