Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Artscroll phrase

This is a weird Artscroll phrase. Page 20 A3 Abaye says “I am like Ben-Azzai in the market of Tiberius”. Note 33 “Abaye often used to make this declaration when he was in a jocular mood”.
Jocular -with a playful joking disposition (Encarta)
I didn’t know Abaye was such a funny guy. I also make declarations while in a jocular mood, don't you? Is there a list of Talmudic knock-knock jokes somewhere? Hmm... oh well,
Have Thesarus Will Travel!

4 comments:

Lion of Zion said...

i know what jocular mean. but i don't understand what this says about abaye. that he was a shopaholic? that he played pranks on the market vendors? or is there more context and you want me to crack open a gemara :)

Lakewood Falling Down said...

Lion, I just got this funny image in my head od an old fashioned "shvits" with guys hanging around in white towels while wearing black hats.

daveningbydekoisel said...

LFD,I get the feeling you snuck out to the Mikveh on Erev Yom Kippur,eh?

davenedbydekoisel said...

Does anyone know if the "public bathhouse" in boro park is still operating? They had an awesome "shvits"...