[b-hebrew] Re: Hebrew Words
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Sun Apr 20 14:44:40 EDT 2003
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> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 11:47:44 -0600
> From: "Carie Slonimski"
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> I am working on a paper on Jewish spirituality, and
> would like to insert as section headings some Hebrew
> words. I am not very familiar with biblical Hebrew,
> and I am having difficulty determining the best
> words to represent particular concepts. I would be
> very grateful if someone could suggest appropriate
> biblical Hebrew terms to represent the following
> Faith - as in the covenent, or pledge, between G-D
> and the people of Israel. Is there one word that is
> particularly associated with the bond made between
> Moses (and Jews) and G-d on Mt. Sinai?
Emunah (alef mem nun heh) = faith (trust, belief,
Khesed (khet samekh dalet) = lovingkindness,
faithfulness, mercy, love
> Integrity - as in adherence, loyalty, purity?
> Love - as in love for humanity or the world?
Ahavah (alef heh bet heh) = love (in general)
> Life - as in daily life or in a more spiritual
Khai (khet yud) = life (in general)
Nephesh (nun peh shin) = soul, life (earthly life)
Neshamah (nun shin mem heh) = spirit, soul, life
> Learning - specifically Torah learning?
Talmud (tav lamed mem dalet) = study, learning
Torah (tav vav resh heh) = instruction, law
> Hope - as in future?
Tikvah (tav kof vav heh) = hope, expectation
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