[Avodah] Pinechas vs Pinchas

Mandel, Seth via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Jul 7 07:08:17 PDT 2015

It should be noted that how Pinechas was read according to the Masorah is
not really relevant to the way it was pronounced as a name. Pinchas is a
Yiddish name (to be sure, with its roots in Hebrew), and is pronounced
without a het and without a sh'wa. Its pronunciation in Hebrew is no
more relevant than is the proper pronunciation of the word gannav (theif)
in the T'NaKh to the pronunciation of the Yiddish word ganef.

Rabbi Dr. Seth Mandel
Rabbinic Coordinator
The Orthodox Union
11 Broadway, New York, NY  10004

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