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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame Burns 777 YEARS After Burning Handwritten Shas'im

As per the article here, it is 777 years after the infamous and horrendous burning of the Babylonian Talmud, as well as other, precious Jewish Manuscripts in Paris.
(Hat Tip: Thethinkingyid.com)
What took place around the year 1240 was the infamous burning of 24 cartloads of priceless Hebrew manuscripts. Bear in mind that in the Middle Ages each book had to be hand-written! The Talmud alone is, in today’s format, about 2,300 pages. They wrote using quill pens and manufactured ink on parchment (or vellum paper that then began to be produced). The pure physical labor of sitting and writing that volume of words alone boggles the mind.
The 24 cartloads amounted to some 12,000 volumes. Louis had all the copies of the Talmud he could get his hand on collected and burned them. For his efforts, the Church canonized him as a saint in 1297.
As per a recent CNN article, a devastating fire tore through the cathedral on this Monday, toppling its spire, many feared the items — collected over the centuries — might be lost. It was unclear how many had been saved.
It’s ironic that so many worry for the items and ancient artifacts stored in the Notre Dame church when the tenants of that very church were responsible for the burning of what many people considered (and still do to this day) to be sacred, rare, and holy works.
The cause of the fires 777 years ago is well known.
The cause of the fire that has just taken place is yet to be determined.
It seems, however, that some laws of this world remain constant.

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11 comments:

א. הקלירי said...

ורוח הקדש למולם מרעים , "מה שהקראם מודיעים - ואת אשר עשו לא מודיעים" ואם יהרג במקדש ה' כהן ונביא לא משמיעים

לך ה' הצדקה "בתשע מאות שנה" שהיתה שנאה כבושה מלהשמע - ולנו בושת הפנים כתבע "איש חמודות" הטה א' אזנך ושמע. -קינות לת"ב

מזמור לאסף said...

!שפך חמתו על העצים ועל האבנים

מזמור לאסף אלהים באו גוים בנחלתך, (תהילים ע"ט) לא הוה קרא צריך למימר אלא 'בכי לאסף' 'נהי לאסף' 'קינה לאסף', ומה אומר מזמור לאסף? אלא משל למלך שעשה בית חופה לבנו וסיידה וכיירה וציירה ויצא בנו לתרבות רעה. מיד עלה המלך לחופה וקרע את הוילאות ושיבר את הקנים, ונטל פדגוג שלו איבוב של קנים והיה מזמר, אמרו לו: המלך הפך חופתו של בנו ואת יושב ומזמר?! אמר להם: מזמר אני שהפך חופתו של בנו ולא שפך חמתו על בנו. כך אמרו לאסף: הקב"ה החריב היכל ומקדש ואתה יושב ומזמר?! אמר להם: מזמר אני ששפך הקב"ה חמתו על העצים ועל האבנים ולא שפך חמתו על ישראל. הדא הוא דכתיב "ויצת אש בציון ותאכל יסֹדֹתיה" (איכה ד', יא). -איכה רבה ד' ט"ו

Anonymous said...

Source: The ThinkingYid.com

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time to let go of this grudge. 779 years is a long time.

Pepe le Pew said...

The frierdik Erlauer Rov has a shtikel Torah about many important items in this world being tied to the number 7. And not just shmitta. A chronically ill person has a chance to become well each time there is a 7 year cycle in his life, etc

And please, no comments from the Meshichist peanut gallery that you would have preferred this conflagration 7 years ago at 770 years.

Menachem Mendel said...

Well, now that Pepe mentioned it ...

Gary said...

As long as it isn't 666 years.

Anonymous said...

...These Bastards are DESTROYING the Entire World !!!

profnasty said...

Check airport arrivals for an Israeli Mossad team.

Rabbit said...

Too bad you mongrels weren't all burned along with it. Children of Satan.

run rabbit run said...

plural noun: mongrels
a dog of no definable type or breed.
"a lovable mongrel puppy"

synonyms: cross-bred, mixed-breed, half-breed, hybrid
"a mongrel bitch".