OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question

uri hurwitz uhurwitz at
Sat May 18 11:03:21 EDT 2002

.    In the debate someone raised the question:      " Still, the question
is worth asking, whether
> >familiarity with Modern Hebrew scholarship is worthwhile or perhaps even
> >essential for anyone who wants to do serious work in the field"
>   To which Jim West replied:
> the answer is no.  it may be politically correct- but it is not academically
> significant.
    Since Jim West does not read modern Hebrew what qualifies him to make
such a categorical statement?                                             

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