Wrapping up the dapim about the destruction of the Temple. First, on a beautiful (Jewish) child in prison in Rome, as visited by R. Yehoshua ben Hananya. [Who’s Who: R. Yishmael Ben Elisha] Plus, another story of destruction, as siblings who were separated and enslaved were nearly forced to marry each other for the sake of their beauty. Also, a story to illustrate a verse from the prophet Mikhah, on how insidious corruption had become and can be. PS: We’ve overcome the app problem, thank God, at least until the next time 🙄
[NOTE: The audio cuts out here and there – as noted several times, the app is giving us (Anne especially) problems – but we’ve double- and triple-checked, and the content is there, despite the occasional blip]
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