Tuesday July 22, 2008  Rabbi Mark Sameth contends in a soon-to-be-published article that the four-letter Hebrew name for God – held by Jewish tradition to be unpronounceable since the year 70 – should actually be read in reverse. When the four letters are flipped, he says, the new name makes the sounds of the Hebrew words for “he” and “she.”
http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008807210344
Via LiveJournaller supergee, who got it from zarq.
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Surplus food distribution at Macedonia Baptist Church.  The information said to line up at 4 PM, and not before.  That statement was inoperative; by then the line stretched south down the block, then west halfway down the next block.  There wasn’t much left by the time I got to the front of the line.

According to newsweb reports Wednesday, people had started lining up around 1 PM.

***Walked over to the Salvation Army store on Nicollet Avenue.  Looked at Babel-17, by Samuel R. Delany — a book I used to love.  No longer.  I think the prose style was trying too hard.

2 Responses to “”

  1. irreverently Says:

    Maybe the prose in Babel-17 was trying too hard. Delany was young, after all. What do you think of his later novels?

  2. irreverently Says:

    Also, am curious as to how Rabbi Mark Sameth’s claim will play out. Interesting!

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