Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!

Karl Randolph 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)
> http://www.qaya.org/

Peter:

Don’t you recognize the word DBQ, used as a verb in Genesis 2:24?

Looks like the Yiddish hasn’t changed the meaning much.

Karl W. Randolph.
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