2000 / Heshvan 5761
Dear JHOM readers,
the nephew of Rabbi Elazar Hakapar had a beautiful voice. Rabbi Elazar would
say to him: "Hiyya, my son, stand and
give honor to God using that with which He has blessed you."
(Pesikta Rabbah 5)
We invite you to enjoy
our 35th edition, which focuses on VOICE in Jewish
tradition. We study: a passage in Exodus, in which
God's voice [kol] finds its parallel in the rumbling thunder and
the shofar; the passage from Job in which God's
voice speaks from the whirlwind, offering Job an alternative perspective
on life; the concept of bat kol ("daughter
of a voice") a post-prophetic communication
with the divine; the notion of the lewdness in a
woman's voice and a contemporary woman who
makes use of her gift nonetheless; a Hasidic
tale retold by Martin Buber; a Hebrew lesson;
greeting card collection finds a new home in its affiliate site, Sealingwax.
Our Jewish collection is both beautiful and extensive and you are invited
to make use of it. We also urge you to make use of the new Readers'
Exchange a bulletin board where readers
can ask each other questions and help each other out with answers. Of
course, content questions may still be sent to our Shoot
Please read the letter
from JHOM's publisher describing
the new commercial services in the magazine.
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