Tuesday, March 21, 2006


If it weren't for my Israeli uncle, I would have never known who Habakkuk was. For all those Tanach illiterate yeshiva boys like myself, Habakkuk is one of the neviim in the Trei Assar. I had to look it up to be sure.

With elections coming up in Israel, the new Kadima party's stance, together with the recent palestinian/hamas election results, the average Joe can understandably be confused. It seems that Habakkuk had it figured out a long time ago. Take a look at 1: 9.

כֻּלֹּה לְחָמָס יָבוֹא, מְגַמַּת פְּנֵיהֶם קָדִימָה וַיֶּאֱסֹף כַּחוֹל, שֶׁבִי

(on a related note, why is it that any time I need a decent biblical quote, the only place to go is a christian site??)


At 7:19 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Try Mechon Mamre or Snunit's Ma’agar Sifrut Qodesh.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Heblliterate said...

would you please translate for the minimally educated out there......thank you.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Heblliterate: You lose some of gist of it, but here it is:

"They come all of them for violence; their faces are set eagerly as the east wind; and they gather captives as the sand."

THe hebrew word used for violence being 'Hamas' and the hebrew word used for east wind being 'kadima'.


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