Getting to ‘Sorry’
| Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur By : Shira D. Epstein Dean, William Davidson School, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education Posted On Sep 26, 2016 / 5777 | Sound Bytes | Holidays
BT Bekhorot 57b
Once, the egg of a [Ziz]* fell and it flooded sixteen cities and destroyed three hundred cedar trees.
פעם אחת נפלה ביצת בר יוכני*, וטבעה ששים כרכים, ושברה שלש מאות ארזים.
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*In this text, the bird is called a bar yokhni, however, former JTS professor Louis Ginzberg z”l explains that this is identified by later authorities as the same bird as the Ziz. (Legends of the Jews, vol. 1, p. 32, n. 139)