Posts Tagged ‘ ancient greeks ’

Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

July 15, 2015
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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

What language did Odysseus speak when he arrived home after his long journey? In Moshe Ha’elyon’s world–and new book–it’s Ladino. The 87-year old survivor of Auschwitz spent four years bringing Homer’s epic into the language of his youth, Ladino — and in the process, wedging a new foothold for the…

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The Rabbinic Sage Who Dismembered His Adversaries

July 9, 2013
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Talmudic and aggadic lore offers many episodes of rabbinic sages intellectually defeating the luminaries of the Hellenistic world.…

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Amen

August 4, 2011
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The word amen is Hebrew, dating back to the Book of Numbers–but it’s not only used by Jews. When the…

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