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Old 08-12-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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To tell jokes in, because the sound of Yiddish adds to the comedic value of a joke

Just ask Don Rickles or Totie Fields!
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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FlipFlop why don't you read the messages I send to you~?
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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FlipFlop why don't you read the messages I send to you~?
I have read them all. And I responded to one or two. You just sent me some chit chat - did you have a question? It would be my pleasure to answer it.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: US
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The Jews in Lakewood would consider Modern Hebrew to be a language spoken by G-dless people and Yiddish a language for G-d fearing.
However, G-d transmitted His Torah in Hebrew and the seferim recorded it in Hebrew, not Yiddish...I say my prayers to HaShem in Hebrew, not Yiddish and I am in no way G-dless, not by a long shot...

On a happy note, I've been invited to spend Shabbat up in Lakewood by a friend with his family...Kinda excited...
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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However, G-d transmitted His Torah in Hebrew and the seferim recorded it in Hebrew, not Yiddish...I say my prayers to HaShem in Hebrew, not Yiddish and I am in no way G-dless, not by a long shot...

On a happy note, I've been invited to spend Shabbat up in Lakewood by a friend with his family...Kinda excited...
tff may have been making a distinction between modern Hebrew and lashon ha kodesh, the Hebrew in the Torah

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Old 08-12-2015, 11:02 PM
 
Location: US
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tff may have been making a distinction between modern Hebrew and lashon ha kodesh, the language of holiness, the Hebrew that Hashem used to create everything.

FYI - Leshon Hakodesh (Hebrew: לשון הקודש‎; lit. "the Holy Tongue") is a Jewish term and appellation attributed to the Hebrew language, or sometimes to a mix of Hebrew and Aramaic, in which its religious texts and prayers were written, and served, during the Medieval Hebrew era, for religious purposes, liturgy and Halakha - in contrary to the secular tongue, which served for the routine daily needs, such as the Yiddish language. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leshon_Hakodesh
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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tff may have been making a distinction between modern Hebrew and lashon ha kodesh, the Hebrew in the Torah
In general, no he doesn't.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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The Jews in Lakewood would consider Modern Hebrew to be a language spoken by G-dless people and Yiddish a language for G-d fearing.
Then explain why the TOJs in Israel are fluent in Hebrew. And also explain why my Gur Chassidic sect primarily uses Hebrew for conversation and not Yiddish.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:48 AM
 
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Correct, I was making a distinction between lashen hakodesh and modern Hebrew. Yiddish and English are the primary languages spoken by the Lakewood community, which is primarily Yeshivish. You won't find much modern Hebrew spoken in Yeshivish communities. I find that Conservative and Modern Orthodox Jews tend to have a connection to Modern Hebrew. Zionists, too.
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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And also explain why my Gur Chassidic sect primarily uses Hebrew for conversation and not Yiddish.
Because they are exceptional?
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