Sunday, 2 July 2017

Quotes 2017 #183

"The Hebrew word IISH, meaning 'man,' contains a letter 'I' which is missing from the word ISHAH 'woman'; just as ISHAH has in it an 'h' lacking in IISH. / Now these two letters 'i' and 'h' when joined together spell out a Hebrew name for God. On the other hand, when they are deleted from IISH and ISHAH respectively what remains in either case is the word ESH or 'fire.'" (Milton Steinberg, Basic Judaism)