Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew

Raymond de Hoop rdehoop at
Mon Feb 5 07:29:12 EST 2001

Harold R. Holmyard III <hholmyard at> wrote on 05-02-2001 13:25:

>> Just difficult to find the right word at the time. I'll accept anything that
>> is better. "Nationality" didn't seem to be the right word, especially when
>> one thinks of the Diaspora. So, if Jonathan Safren feels he can supply a
>> better word for the *context*, he will be most welcome.
> The word "ethnic" may be a better term.

I do not agree, because there is an important religious factor in it too. So
why not just refering to someone as being Jewish, as a Jew, or his

Racial and ethnic have too much negative soundings with regard to the past
of the Jewish people.


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