Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Sat Aug 14 03:19:52 EDT 2004


"Davka" is spelled dalet waw qof aleph/
Jonathan D. Safren
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George F. Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>
To: <kwrandolph at email.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!


> 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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