Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Shakespeare of Hebrew

INFLUENCE: The Prophet Whose Glorious Words Permeate Jewish Consciousness. Isaiah’s unforgettable language serves much the same role in spoken Hebrew that Shakespeare’s does in English (Atar Hadari, Mosaic Magazine).
But his people still say those words, daily, monthly, and annually, in the synagogue and in the street. They say them because the words are surpassingly beautiful, because of their eternally relevant warning to beware the temptation of straying too far from the law, and because they are true.

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