[Avodah] kesher

Micha Berger via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Jul 7 09:03:02 PDT 2015

On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 05:22:56PM +0300, Eli Turkel via Avodah wrote:
: On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Micha Berger <micha at aishdas.org> wrote:
:> On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 03:21:39PM +0300, Eli Turkel via Avodah wrote:
:>: The word kesher in Hebrew has several meetings...
: ...
:> BDB http://www.greeklatin.narod.ru/bdb/_0923.htm says that the primary
:> meaning is to bind, citing Syriac and Ethiopic cognates.

: and what is the connection to a knot
: (the origin of the question was a dvar torah on the knots of tsizit)

Well, tzitzis knots less so, but knots generally bind two strings or two
ends of a string together, no?

Tzitzis knots are somewhat more like the example from Nechemiah. If
qesher includes "batiqashar kol-hachomah", perhaps it also it includes
binding pesilim into a gedil.

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