Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sefer Ha-Bloggadah: week 24

Mazal tov to everyone who completed Book I! We're now beginning Book II, which includes stories of the rabbis, going chronologically through the rabbinic generations, and which will take us through June 3 (right after Shavuot). But we're actually taking a small step back in time: we just got done with the destruction of the Second Temple and the land, but this week's rabbis (as is apparent from some of their stories) lived while the Temple still stood.

Happy Tu Bishvat! The story of Honi the Circle Maker is a perennial Tu Bishvat favorite, so it couldn't be timed better.

  • Monday - 2:1:6-9 (Honi the Circle Maker and His Progeny)
  • Tuesday - 2:1:10-14 (Hillel the Elder)
  • Wednesday - 2:1:15-23 (Hillel the Elder)
  • Thursday - 2:1:24-30 (Akavia ben Mahalalel; Rabban Gamliel the Elder; R. Zadok and His Son R. Eleazar)
  • Friday - 2:1:31-41 (The School of Shammai and the School of Hillel; Jonathan ben Uzziel; Samuel the Little)
  • Saturday/Sunday - 2:1:42-50 (Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai)

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