Friday, May 07, 2010

There was a wizard in Israel

Today's episode of the Wizard of Id reminded me of Simon Bar Kokhba, whose story and deeds are recounted every year during Lag Ba'Omer, which was celebrated last week. Our three-year-old son already sang the song "There was a man in Israel, Bar Kokhba was his name" a year ago. This year he sang the song again, but he also learnt the stories of Bar Kokhba and Rabbi Akiva. He told me that Bar Kokhba was thrown into a lion's den, but that he became friends with the lion after he removed a thorn from the lion's paw.

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