Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Aug 13 16:41:55 EDT 2004


On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 15:13:53 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
writes:
> 
> ----- 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.
> -- 
> ___________________________________________________________

Karl, 

One can hardly blame Peter for not recognizing this since the word DAVKA
uses a 'K' which is the normal transliteration for the Kaf rather than
'Q' which is normally used for the Qof.  I certainly didn't make the
connection.  Thanks for pointing that out.

george
gfsomsel



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