December 6, 2011 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #601020
look at the “pink”. notice how the path of the visual fibers for the right visual field makes a perfect letter ayin.
look at the ‘grey”. notice how the path of the visual fibers for the left visual field makes a perfect reverse letter ayin.
notice the “optic chiasm”, the place where the two visual pathways intersect, where the two letter ayins intersect.
directly above this on the scalp is the exact location for the placement of the head Tefillin, bain aynaim.December 6, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #1019624yentingyentaParticipant
OMH! totally blown away. WOW.December 7, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #1019625☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Amazing!December 7, 2011 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1019626tzaddiqMember
WoW! nice Feivel, thanks for sharing!
care to go through ALL the alef-beis letters. it would be extremely interesting.December 11, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1019627ToiParticipant
intersant.May 22, 2014 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #1019628PulsingFlowerMember
link is no longer valid.June 13, 2014 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #1019629YW Moderator-💯Moderator
Merck changed the way they label their files. Try this:June 13, 2014 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1019630Sam2Participant
Very interesting. The Gemara uses the fact of not making a bald spot being called “Bein Einayim” to prove that it means above the forehead by Tefillin as well. Academic researchers have pointed out that the phrase “between the eyes” means above the forehead in several ancient middle eastern works. Apparently it was a common idiom at the time (which highlights the anachronistic foolishness of the Karaites for being unable to realize that their simple reading of the words did not take context into account).
Though this is certainly a very cool Remez.June 13, 2014 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1019631
And what do the “academic researchers” propose as the origin of this enigmatic idiomatic phrase?June 13, 2014 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #1019632
In order to see the aynayim more clearly, you need to pay attention only to the top half of the diagram and not the bottom half. The bottom half is the optic tract, a second set of neurons,not the original neurons that emanate from the eye.June 13, 2014 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #1019633Sam2Participant
feivel: That I do not know. I do know that they have 4 or 5 texts from the time that use the phrase. I don’t know if any of those pre-date the Torah (in terms of physical existence in this world), so it could be that they borrowed the phrase from the Jewish usage. Or it could have been a common phrase from another text, and Dibrah Torah K’lashon B’nei Adam. I could ask someone about this when I get the chance, but I don’t expect to be in contact with anyone in the field for quite a while.June 13, 2014 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1019634
Thank you sam
It was actually a rhetorical question.June 13, 2014 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #1019635HaLeiViParticipant
Perhaps because that spot is the first large area that falls between the field of vision of both eyes.
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