Dedicated to the memory of Peerlya Briskina, whose yahrzeit was observed recently.
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Questions for your table....
What did the Jews have to do with Columbus?
How about Louis Armstrong?
Where in the Talmud can you find a reference to airplanes and telescopes?
What are the top five inventions by Jews that you can’t live without?
Why didn’t they teach this stuff in Sunday school?
Which famous Jewish iphone/ipad app is now available for Android?
In celebration of the new edition, for the next week or so I will be sending out the day's amazing fact to my mailing list. If you would like to receive this in your inbox (for free of course), let me know.
Here's today's Amazing Jewish Fact you can share at your table....As you will see, the app NOT merely trivia. It includes a wealth of ancient Jewish wisdom on life, relationships, ethics, and spirituality. You will also learn amazing things about Jewish history, religion, Torah, Hebrew language, philosophy, geography....even a bit of Jewish humor!
A beautiful example of two souls blending into one:
Rabbi Aryeh Levine, the "Tzaddik of Jerusalem" in the 1940s and 1950s, once took his wife to the doctor. He explained to the physician, “My wife’s foot is hurting us.” And he meant it.
Source: Simcha Raz, A Tzaddik in Our Time (Click here for more info)
(Each daily fact includes links to further information. Some say that these links are the best part of the app - they include online articles, books on Amazon, and streaming audio and video that you can enjoy right inside your device.)
Android version: http://tinyurl.com/amazingandroidcalendar
Iphone/ipod/ipad version: http://tinyurl.com/amazingcalendarlink
(note, even if you don't have one of these devices, you can still click on the links and enjoy the screen shots)
Question for your table: What does it take to be able to speak about another person like R. Levine did about his wife?
PS - Rabbi Twerski on soulmates: