Monday, April 20, 2009

Upside Down

Defense Minister Ehud Barak commented on the UN conference on racism, dubbed Durban II, at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, saying, "It's an upside-down world, when the president of Iran can be a guest of honor at an anti-racism conference.


Yosef, the son of Rebbe Yehoshua ben Levi saw a vision of Heaven as he momentarily stood on the threshold of death. His father said to him, 'What did you see?' He said, 'I saw an upside-down world. Those who are on the top in this world are lowly up there, while those on the bottom here are on top up there'. [Gemara in Bava Basra 10]