I have probably mentioned before that in addition to my regular library job, I also volunteer at the library of a local synagogue (oddly enough, their librarian is a member of my congregation, which is how I got into volunteering there).
A congregant recently donated a barely-used, seventy-three volume Talmud to the library, and I’ve been doing what reorganizing I can to make room for it, despite the fact that most of the remaining shelves in the library room belong to the church group that shares space with the synagogue. In the end, all I had to work with was this very narrow corner shelf.
And guess what? As it turned out, the
seventy-three volume Talmud
fit absolutely perfectly. Like, if there had been one more volume, it wouldn’t have fit, and if there had been one volume fewer, there would have been a gap on the bottom of the shelf. It’s like this Talmud was meant just for this little tiny bookshelf.
How’s that for beshert, huh?