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BWDavid commented on the word rebbetzers
from J, the Jewish Weekly of Norther California' 11/25/11: " meet the rebbetzers; husbands of female rabbis find the role challenging, fun. " " Roger Staley wasn't sure what to call himself...finally he chose "rebbetzer""
December 1, 2011
BWDavid commented on the word kaffir
1. a kind of corn (afrikaans)
2. a Black person, now a racial epithet (British and afrikaans)
3. Disbeliever in Allah; non-Muslim (Arabic).
November 21, 2011
BWDavid commented on the word agunah
A woman abandoned but not divorced, and unable to remarry (a legal term in Jewish law). Hebrew, literally "chained."
BWDavid commented on the word mu
Wikipedia: The word mu is central to the following well-known Zen Buddhist koan, which is also known as the Mu koan1:
A monk asked Zhaozhou Congshen, a Chinese Zen master (known as Jōshū in Japanese), "Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?" Zhaozhou answered, "Wú" (in Japanese, Mu)
—The Gateless Gate, koan 1, translation by Robert Aitken 5
In my family "mu" means "none of the above" or "no answer is the only right answer", for example to the question "have you stopped beating your wife?" "Mu."
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