October 12, 2005

Som Qal - Have an easy fast

For those of you who are fasting:

צום קל

Som Qal

[Have an] easy fast!

I don't know when I'll have time to post again. Pretty soon, I hope! In the meantime, here's my post from last Yom Kipur.

PS: Kipur (כיפור) means "atonement", so Yom Kipur means "Day of Atonement". It's from the same root (k-p-r) as kofer (כופר) which means "apostate". Can you think of a similar word from Arabic with the same meaning? Answer here. Don't you love it when isolated bits of knowledge get tied together systematically?

Posted by David Boxenhorn at October 12, 2005 01:31 PM | TrackBacks
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