Category: Merry Mishmash

Rabbi Yehoshua Besis of Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, 1773 Died:Tunis, Tunisia, 1839 Rabbi of Tunis, a man of miracles and wonders, Kabbalist. Rabbi Yehoshua was constantly on guard protecting the Jews of Tunisia from being persecuted by the Moslem people. One of his friends was the…

Taking Off For Yom Tov

The Career Corner By Chaim Shapiro Dear Chaim, I recently started a new job. I had been out of work for a while, so I didn’t want to take any chances during the application process. I did not mention that…

RABBI YITZCHAK KADURI ON SMOKING CIGARETTES

Disclaimer: this post (and these pics) came from a much earlier Facebook post by Eitan Mordechai. Rav Kaduri claims that the Angels enjoyed the smoke from his cigarettes. He also claimed that when he would smoke, all the souls that…

A More Religious Megillat Esther?

The Jewish-Greek Version of the Book of Esther and what it tells us about Jewish Identity in Ancient Times Prof. Aaron Koller (Yeshiva University, New York) One of the most famous – and significant – features of the Hebrew book of…