Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chag Pesach Sameach!

To all of Am Yisrael, have a chag Pesach kasher v'sameach! May we witness miracles in our times just as we did in the days when we left Egypt. May we see the Final Redemption speedily in our days!

"And it was this that stood for us and our forefather. It was not one alone that stood up against us to annihilate us, but in every generation there arise those who wish to wipe us out. And the Holy One, Blessed be He, saves us from their hands."


Progressive Pinhead said...

I've been wondering something about Hebrew for a long time that maybe you could help fill me in on.
All of my Jewish friends speak Yiddish if they have a second langauge and Hebrew is regarded as a prayer langauge much like Latin is for Catholics or Arabic is for non-Arab Muslims. I have never met a lay diaspora Jew fluent in Hebrew, yet Israel seems to really play up Hebrew being the national langauge and Yiddish is almost never mentioned. Why is this?

Progressive Pinhead said...

So when Hebrew was revived was the original grammatical structure retained, or just the words? Is Hebrew syntax comparable, or molded on, any other languages?