Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 57 - Connection to Eicha

It seems noteworthy to mention that daf 57, which is the daf we were to learn on Tisha B'Av has a little רמז to תשעה באב. Rebbe Yirmiya stated that the people who live in Bavel are fools - for they live in a dark land, they say over gloomy statements. The Gemora in Sanhedrin brings the passuk in Eicha במחשכים הושיבני and expounds it to mean that it is referring to Talmud Bavli.

4 comments:

David said...

The Gemara says when Titus stabbed the paroches and saw the blood, he thought that he had killed “es atzmo”, a reference to G-d. I’ve heard from many different sources that this is the meaning behind what the Hagaddah says in connection with the wicked son “he removed es atzmo” – he leaves G-d out of the equation.

ben said...

this would be the same as the meraglim who said כי חזק הוא ממנו, and the Gemara learns that they were referring to HaShem.

Avromi said...

Isn't there a shaila by tefilas maariv as to the teitch of וגאלו מיד חזק ממנו - and therefore how to read it as well (where to pause)?

ben said...

do you mean stop by miyad or stop by chazak? what would be the difference? (I deal with this very often when I lain) Could one suppose that miyad, chazak mimenu means like the meraglim, chas veshalom?