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Weekly Jewish Wisdom
JULY 28, 2016
Turning Political Darkness to Light
Looking back on the past two weeks of political conventions has been frustrating. Everyone I talk to is depressed about the elections. All the disparaging talk and name-calling, the focus on personalities rather than responsibilities, the rhetoric and the bullying are taking a mental toll. Current polls on the trust levels of both candidates conclude that the majority of Americans don’t really trust either nominee, and this comes at a time when America is desperate for strong moral leadership. How we will look back at this strange time in American history: will it be a turning point or not? Will it push the country in the direction of integrity or not?
Tweets on the Today's Page of Talmud (Daf Yomi)
"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl," Dave Barry.
Bava Kamma 59b:If one person brought the fire, one the wood " and another fanned the flame, the one who fanned it is liable" for any damage.
“I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself in its totality makes you safe," Lionel Shriver.
Bava Kamma 58b: How are damages to a field assessed? The court "estimates how much the field was worth before and how much it is worth now."
“When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. - they'll find something," Douglas Horton.
Bava Kamma 57a: "If one found a lost item and returned it to a place where the owner can see it, he is no longer responsible for it."