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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

R. Mordechai ben Hillel was a prominent scholar who lived in Nuremberg, Germany. He authored a famous halachic compendium known as Mordechai, included in all standard printings of the Talmud. R. Mordechai, his wife, and five children were killed in the notorious Rindfleisch massacres (see entry for 7 Iyar), on 22 Menachem Av, 5058 (1298).

Link: Rabbi Mordechai ben Hillel Ashkenazi

Daily Thought

There are those students who come to you and ask for guidance. And there are others who sit quietly and do not ask.

Those who ask require an answer. Those who do not ask, require much more.

A real teacher is one who goes to the student, awakens the student, and demands, “Why don’t you bother me, my student? Ask me! Speak to me!”

From a public talk.