Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day!


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  1. Kind of ironic, coming from a Brit.

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  2. please just 1 dot between the 3 and the 1

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    1. on 2nd to bottom line

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    2. the top dot is just a space

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  3. Here's one for rationalist Judaism: the Femara discusses the line/circumference ratio in .עירובין דף יד. That's the 3rd tractate on page 14. 3.14!

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    1. The Gemara was paginated by printers, hundreds of years after it was closed by the Sevara'im.

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    2. You probably also like to spoil gematrias. :-)

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    3. That makes it even more miraculous.

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    4. that's being a rationalist....

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    5. it's a great mnemonic though

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  4. Leiluy Nishmas Stephen Hawking.
    His yorzeit is Pi Day.
    Then again RNS doesn't do leiluy nishmas.

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  5. "Leiluy Nishmas Stephen Hawking. His yorzeit is Pi Day.
    Then again RNS doesn't do leiluy nishmas."

    Admiring exemplars of the indomitability of the human spirit is one thing. But before adding him to your honorary el-moleh list, you might remember he was a supporter of BDS and a few years ago refused to attend a physics conference in israel because it honored Peres's 90th birthday.

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  6. Rabbeinu Yonah commentary on Mishnah,
    tractate Avot, chapter 3, last paragraph:


    The study of Mathematics [Chachmat
    HaCheshbone
    ] sharpens [the mind of] a man.

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    Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:

    http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html

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