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What I don't do: NO NAME TRANSLATIONS. For that, try http://www.stars21.com/translator/english_to_hebrew.html

What I do: I'll help you understand Hebrew phrases or single words, as well as answer questions about Jewish customs and practices.

You may also try the Gooogle English-Hebrew translator, at http://www.google.com/dictionary?langpair=en%7Ciw&q=&hl=en&aq=f

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I am a columnist for a Hebrew-language newspaper, and a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary.


D.Med MBA BA in the US, Grade school and high school in Israel

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2016-10-11 ancient scrolls:

James,    One tiny correction: It is the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh) that has been written and used in scroll form by synagogues. The use of codexes in publishing is a

2016-08-06 Hebrew words root meaning:

Hi Harold,    ארץ is its own root, meaning earth, country, ground. Notice the similarity to Earth.    The root of רקיע is רקע, background, to

2016-07-25 Was vs. Became controversy:

Ron,    Early Biblical Hebrew grammar was structured somewhat differently from late grammar, and it is speculated that Gen 2 was written by a different source than Gen 1, and utilized a somewhat different

2016-05-31 Shabua:

Eric,    1.  Jewish-Hebrew dictionaries translate 'shabua' as 'week'. That is also the meaning of the word in all instances where the word appears in the Bible and the Talmud. The dictionary you refer

2016-05-31 Shabua:

Hi Eric,    The previous answer still holds. Shabua is 1 week. The word is derived from the root S-B-A, which is also the root for Sheva (seven).The prophecy has been interpreted by some using a novel


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