Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!
kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Aug 13 16:13:53 EDT 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 13/08/2004 13:24, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> > ...
> > That is not true at all. Some Jews may have forgotten, but most of
> > the Jews I know, know without a doubt that the Torah (written and
> > oral) contains within it all knowledge, past present and future, and
> > that the law it contains is DAVKA for the purpose of connecting
> > ourselves with that holiness.
> For the benefit of us goyim (= non-Jews), what exactly is DAVKA? The
> word is familiar to me only as the name of a Hebrew word processing package.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
Dont you recognize the word DBQ, used as a verb in Genesis 2:24?
Looks like the Yiddish hasnt changed the meaning much.
Karl W. Randolph.
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