6/18/2005

Chazon Ish Shiurim

Thanks, Ben Chorin, for the enlightening post.

I heard a few years ago (from someone who is 'holding' but, unfortunately, must remain nameless) that none other than Sir Isaac Newton wrote a massive tract on Biblical measures. As it turns out, his approximations are ridiculously close to those of the Chazon Ish!

As to how he arrived at those numbers, I have a theory:

Sir Isaac was sitting under a tree, contemplating the cosmos, when all of a sudden this MASSIVE olive fell and clunked him on the head...
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