[b-hebrew] FYI: Aramaic study
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Tue Dec 28 09:38:26 EST 2010
lol .... that was funny.
it would be nice to have a little more humor here.
On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> I think you forgot to believe in another pertinent historical fact,
> namely, that while opening the scroll the leader of the synagogue cleared
> his throat and scratched his ear.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> Said Fred:
> > And I am having a little difficulty believing that was the scenario at
> > this synagogue's services circa 10 a.d.
> > a. the leader of the synagogue opens the scroll of isaiah in biblical
> > hebrew language and reads from it to the congregation.
> > b. the congregation has no clue what he is reading or saying.
> > c. the leader of the synagogue then opens a targum of isaiah and reads in
> > aramaic the same passage.
> > d. the congregation understands "c."
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