Thursday, December 22, 2005

Cute Chanukka play on words

The following story is said about the Gra. When he was little the Cheder teacher told the boys that if they told him how many candles you light on Channuka they could leave early. The Gra answered הפח נשבר ואנחנו נמלטנו. The word פח in Gematria is 88, so the Gra said break פח into 2, 44 candles and we can run away.


Anonymous said...

i've seen this attributed to r. yonason eibschitz.

I doubt it was the gra, since given the gra's bio:

I'd be surprised if he went to cheder.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Bluke: That was great! Shkoyech.