How Many Times Does it say "Moshe" in the Torah?
Rav Chaim Kanievsky [son of the reknown "Steipler" Rav] tells student: Computer can't be trusted for anything, not even on a simple word search.
A Torah scholar approached R' Chaim and asked him how many times the word "Moshe" appears in the Torah. On the spot, R' Chaim (known to be an amazing Torah Scholar with a phenomenal memory) replied, 414 times. His student replied that to the best of his knowledge, the word Moshe appears 2 additional times.
R' Chaim smiled and replied that his student must have checked via a computer, and the 2 additional times his student was thinking of, were instances where the word was spelled the same way as "Moshe" but had different nikud (punctuation) [thereby a computer would have grouped them all together for a total of 416 instead of 414].
Points to ponder:
The green highlighted sub-heading claims that R' Chaim said, "Computer can't be trusted for anything, not even on a simple word search" R' Chaim never said anything of the sort.
This article can be read in many ways, depending on your hashkafa:
Computers are a stupid waste of time; can't rely on them for anything (assumes: Chadash Assur Min HaTorah -- anything new is forbidden)
Computers can be of great value, need to tweak them to ensure they do proper word searches with Nikud/punctuation (ie, Bar Ilan University researcher)
R' Chaim Kanievsky is smarter than a computer (Artscroll Hashkafa)
R' Chaim Kanievsky is one of the greatest Torah Scholars of our time with an outstanding memory. Newspaper sub-headlines that imply that computers are stupid and can't be relied upon for word searches, are written by idiotic editors. (my thoughts)
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