"How can anyone who is able to enjoy the beauties of a Virgil, a Tasso, a Shakespeare, who can follow the logical conclusions of a Liebnitz and Kant--how can such a one find pleasure in the Old Testament, so deficient in form and taste, and in the senseless writings of the Talmud?"
-Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Jewish Words

The word Yahrezeit was not used until the 16th century and is from the German word Jahrzeit which is a word used by the Christian Church for honoring the deceased. (from here)

Ahh, those yiddishe roots are so givaldik.

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