is columbus jewish?
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Jul 23 10:59:59 EDT 2002
Would the orange include the sky, the raqia'?
or is it only the earth, the aretz?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yigal Levin [mailto:Yigal-Levin at utc.edu]
> Sent: Tue, July 23, 2002 10:27 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: is columbus jewish?
> Shalom Diego (is that Ya'akov?) and welcome,
> Can you tell me where the Talmud says that the world is like
> an orange?
> At 05:42 PM 7/22/2002 -0300, diegorai at bol.com.br wrote:
> >Hi Everybody,
> >i just entered the mailing list and found it very
> >interesting. First of all, i want to beg excuses for my
> >english, since i'm brazilian and don't know it a lot.
> >With the time, you'll get to know me, by now i can say
> >i'm 16 years old, i study the old testament since i was
> >a child, in the hebrew language, cause its easier to me
> >since i was born in Jerusalem, and hebrew is my tongue
> >I was reading the messages and i saw some of them where
> >you were discussing if Columbus is Jew or not. Well, i
> >think it really doesn't matter, since he gave a good
> >contribution of ideas to the world, but there is a thing
> >that can e viewed at another way.
> >He knew the world was spheric, because he is jew.
> >Yes, that is. By being Jewish, certainly he read (past)
> >the jewish books, such as the Talmud, that is an
> >interpretation of Torah (old testment). In Talmud is
> >written that the World is like an orange. This is
> >written almost 3000 thousand years before Columbus
> >birth. So, probabbly he knew that, like many other jews,
> >that believed the Torah and read (past) the Talmud.
> >Sorry if this message is not on the topic, but i tought
> >it is interesting to know.
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