Sunday, August 10, 2008

random thought

if you count the Jewish months starting from Rosh Hashana (Tishrei), then Av is the 11th month.
that would mean that Tisha B'Av is the 9th day of the 11th month.
Think about how the significance and gravity of Tisha B'Av compares to that of another 9/11 - September 11, 2001.

6 comments:

Frayda said...

deep!

Ophir said...

It would actually be 11/9. Nice try on the theory.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Actually it would be 9/11 if you would put it the european way.

Ophir said...

mike- tisha bav is the 9th day of the 11th month. 9/11/2001 was and is the 11th day of the 9th month. you cant have it both ways unless you are crazy like that and like to come up with theories to fit into judaism.

Maidel said...

isn't gematria always adding random zeros and switching numbers around?

boys, stop being so literal. think about what it could mean in the figurative sense.

Ophir said...

well then, you can make any gematria work. whats the significance anyway that they have the same numbers? also from the torah's perpspective the months start with nisan so it doesn't matter.