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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

What I learned in Kollel tonight

From Baba Kama, 85a:

"Assia demagan bmagan, magan shaveh"

A doctor who heals for nothing, is worth nothing

This is what I plan to start telling people who come up to me in the Kollel for free medical advice.


Come to think of it, this is a pretty obscure line of Talmud. I wonder if I should make a Shiny-Shoe song out of it?


dilbert said...

It has enough matching syllables. After it is a huge hit single, all you have to do is hum it. On the other hand, aren't we already almost there?

PsychoToddler said...

I still have to figure out how to totally mispronounce the words so that it sounds like Yiddish. Hmm...I think I'd better listen to some more Yumi.

dilbert said...

actually, Yaakov Shwekey's latest album has two gemara songs. You will fit right in. Especially if you take a (what I think is galitzianer, but not quite sure) accent like he does in the last song. cant wait to see the dancing to "ben bag bag ben bag bag omer,,, ben bag bag ben bag bag omer omer....." the lyrics make me want to cut footloose, get out my dancing shoes...

PsychoToddler said...

About 25 years ago there was an album called "Rechnitzer Rejects." It had a song in which a Carlebach-type was telling a story about a wise old man, who was asked a deep and profound question, and responded, "Ki chol megoy, dey am charusah." And it was pretty obvious from the way he said it that neither he nor his audience had any idea what it meant.

Then they broke into a soft-shoe number.