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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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Jewish History

R. David ibn Zimra, known by the acronym Radvaz, was a great rabbi and scholar who led the Jewish communities of Egypt and Safed for sixty years. Radvaz was held in high esteem by his contemporaries, and is the author of 3000 responsa, covering a vast array of topics. Among his more famous students are R. Isaac Luria (the Ari) and R. Betzalel Ashkenazi (author of Shitah Mekubetzes). It is said that Elijah the Prophet revealed himself to him.

Link: Rabbi David Ibn Zimra

Daily Thought

People talk about “wasting time,” or even “killing time.”

Neither term is accurate. Time does not belong to you that you can waste it. Yet neither does it have a life of its own that you can take away.

Rather, time awaits you to give it life.

Nissan 11, 5742; Torat Menachem 5744, vol. 3, p. 2001.