Here’s a quick recount of yesterday’s events:
- The 2008 Olympics opened in Beijing.
- A war erupting in the Kavkaz.
- Xander Jace Riniker was born 08/08/08 at 08:08, weighing 8 pounds and 8 ounces, being the 8th grandchild for his mother’s parents.
In any case, it’s time to leave the number 8 behind us. Tomorrow is the the 9th of Av — Tisha B’av — which is the annual fast day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.