Tuesday, January 06, 2009

If Transparency is So Wonderful...

...then why do we bewail the translation of the Torah into Greek today?

(There is a stitch in the first selikha ומלך יון אנסתי לכתוב דת יונית= "(for these three events I instituted a fast:) the Grecian king forced me to translate the Torah into Greek" of today's selikhos)

Also if non-Jews having access to the Torah is a bad thing how are we to understand this parsha and Rashi?

I wish everyone a meaningful fast. May the hunger be bearable and the introspection profound.
If you believe in transparency by Dov's book. (please)
If you believe in accountability then Buy his wife a gift (please)

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