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It is written (Ps. cxvi. 9) “I will go before God in the lands of the living.” (What is meant by the lands of the living?) Said R. Jehudah: The market-places.

Rashi: The Market Places: The places that people are able to purchase their needs in order to live. Since King David was always being pursued and had to travel from place to place, he prayed to God that he could once again, “I will go before God in the lands of the living.”

Yoma Chapter 7


11 July in History

In 1923, Albert Einstein delivers his Nobel Lecture in Gothenburg, Sweden. The speech was titled “Fundamental Ideas and ProblemsĀ of the Theory of Relativity.”

29 Tammuz in History

Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, known as “Rashi”, passed away on the 29th of Tammuz of the year 4865 from creation (1105 CE).
Rashi was born in Troyes, France, in 1040. His commentaries on the Torah, Prophets and Talmud are universally accepted as the most basic tool for the understanding of these texts for schoolchild and scholar alike. Numerous commentaries have been authored on his commentary.

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