Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Interesting Posts and Articles #81

  1. At Menachem Mendel, a suggestion that the famous midrash of the two brothers secretly helping each other and meriting to have the Temple built on their land is a response to another midrash about Kayin and Hevel arguing about where the Temple would be built.

  2. Shelomo Alfassa is upset at the "pathetic men" who would not confront a lunatic on a subway.

  3. YNet reports that Rav Elyashiv permits sick people to drink unlimited amounts of "stale water" on Yom Kippur, in response to requests by "medical activists." See the article for the definition of stale water.

  4. Via Hirhurim, an article in the Jewish Press, "Hechsher Tzedek Revisited."

  5. Something for Yom Kippur -- Rif on Yoma, in 11 posts.

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