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Professor Turnabout: Saved by the Bull

Avigail Sharer

Today I know exactly where I’m heading — back to the year 1629, when Rav Yom Tov Lipman Heller, better known as the Tosfos Yom Tov, was imprisoned. I’ll just tap the year into my Locometer. Hey, what’s happening? The machine won’t let me go back to date specified. It wants to go … where? To a park in Vienna, five years earlier, in 1624. Excuse me while I give the Locometer a quick bang — it’s the best way to fix anything — THWACK! No, it still hasn’t done the trick.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

illustrationI step outside into a beautiful park, with lush green leaves and the distant tinkle of running water. Maybe I’ll find a nice bench and sit down and relax. Here we go. Hmm, this is the life. Maybe the time machine did something right for a change. If only they had ice coffee in 1624 … I guess you can’t have everything.

Wait! I hear screaming. And a strange snuffling sound. A shout. A thump, thump, thump across the ground. What on earth is going on?

Oooooh …

Ooooooh my goodness.

A bull. I’m … I’m not an animal fan, you must understand. Ever since that goldfish that my brother put down my back when I was nine — his name was Fin, I recall … uh … uh … anyway … uh … I see … a

BULL.

 

 

 

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