Saturday, 26 October 2013

shekalim 7

when one quotes the dead
you mark their grave
and give them wine to drink beyond the grave

(following the previous discussion about what to do with money leftover from setting it aside for various offerings, the talmud now discusses using money leftover from other mitzvot - freeing captives, burials, etc. there is a comment that one does not need to erect a monument on a scholar's grave as their words are the mark, and how they will be remembered. Later it is described that when one quotes a dead scholar, it is as if the dead are drinking wine in the grave)

No comments:

Post a Comment