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The Somewhat Litvshe Yid

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Memories...

Just a bit of teaser...
Last night I sat to interview a neighbor of mine. His name is Shimon Rachamim and he's quite a character. The reason I've embarked on this project is because Shimon comes from a very prominent Rabbinic family. For instance, his grandfather was a talmid chaver of the Ben Ish Chai and is mentioned repeatedly in R' Yosef Chaim's s'forim. His uncle (his father's oldest brother) R' Yechezkil Ezra Rachamim was considered one of the g'dolei Bavel at the age of 15 and the Ben Ish Chai would go over difficult p'sakim with him before giving a final answer. Another uncle (a younger brother of his father) was the Rishon L'Tzion R' Yitzcham Nissim. His father was also a well known Rav, the acknowledged expert in limud gemara as well as minhagei Bavel. A cousin on his mother's side was the Chief Rabbi of Argentina and his older brother is the Av Beis Din of the Eidah Chareidit of the S'faradim in Yerushalyim. He grew up two doors down from the Beis Yisroel, the 4th Gerrer Rebbe and personally new the majority of the G'dolei Yerushalyim of the last 50 years.
I will occasionally post the raw interview files here, when possible. They are in Hebrew for those who understand Lashon HaKodesh and they are very interesting.

You can listen to the interview from here.

You can also subscribe to the podcast here. Though you'll get audio ads as well, because meanwhile, I'm a cheapskate. Though you can subscribe and humor me.

7 Comments:

  • this sounds great, looking forward! dd

    By Blogger anonymous, at Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:07:00 PM  

  • I am sorry, I couldnt make out much beyond the background noise...:-(((

    By Blogger anonymous, at Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:53:00 AM  

  • It gets better. I agree it's not the best recording, but it was a first attempt. I hope the next one will come out better.

    By Blogger Litvshe, at Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:47:00 PM  

  • i wasn't trying to complain, i just wanted to explain why I wasn't able to follow up with a comment after I said I was looking forward. LOL. Will iy"h try again if/when I have a chance to get to the later part.

    By Blogger anonymous, at Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:38:00 PM  

  • Very interesting.

    By Blogger FrumGirl, at Wednesday, December 14, 2005 6:14:00 PM  

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    By Blogger rebecca, at Sunday, September 21, 2008 11:21:00 AM  

  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;

    Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,

    And Live alone in the bee-loud glade.

    And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,

    Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

    There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

    And evening full of the linnet's wings.

    I will arise and go now, for always night and day,

    I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

    Whil I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,

    I hear it in the deep heart's core.

    -----by runescape powerleveling

    By Blogger rebecca, at Sunday, September 21, 2008 11:22:00 AM  

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