Yesterday's daf yomi discusses the halachic ramifications of determining the status of fasting and wailing when buildings (walls) fall down in a city. However, the Mishnah is not clear on how many building must fall to be considered a tragedy, thereby declaring the day a public display of mourning. However, the gemera is clear that the building must have been deemed strong in order to call this an aberration. The Ritva (page 20b) asserts that three walls must fall, this is considered a sign of a tragedy.
Three strong boys were taken from Klal Yisroel yesterday. May Hashem avenge the blood of these righteous boys and give comfort to those mourning the loss.
This is a depiction of a Mishna in the first chapter of Orlah. For all those familiar with Orlah this should be a no brainier. Whew! Mondays are the hardest to post after a look day of closing the Mag last night. Please just enjoy this break down of the Mishna. My goal is to overtake Rabbi Pagrow learning program this way, a formidable task
Here is how Magazine cover 376 was put together. The editors idea was to have a child on the cover, but finding the right child, age and a jewish looking one is a daunting task on stock photo sites. So a teddy bear was used instead. I think much cuter. Below are some of the images used to put it together and then...voila. Mag cover 376!!!
Here is the cover in all its glory
I dont know why, but the great people at Mishpacha did it again! They gave me their Nikon d50 and some Mitzvah Kinder (enough to make any kid from Boro Park JellyBean) and away we went. Here is the result of a 10 minute photo-shoot. BTW Thats me in the background with the grey hat. Oh, I lost the Battery pack from the Camera, so good or bad I wont be shooting any more Mitzvah Kinder for a while, boo hoo...
And the best thing, toy can see the results of this photoshoot in the newest Issue of Family First 267. On newstands now (i never said or wrote that before)