[Avodah] Book review: The Torah encyclopedia of the animal kingdom

Zev Sero via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Sun Sep 13 09:00:52 PDT 2015

On 09/13/2015 04:05 AM, Lisa Liel via Avodah wrote:

>> Notice that every time re'eim is used, it's as a comparison. No one ever
>> sees one -- they are symbols of pride and power. Meaning, the rishonim
>> who identified the re'eim with the unicorm could well be right -- we
>> can use mythical creatures as metaphors.

> How would a unicorn fit with "v'karnei re'eim karnav"? Sounds pretty
> plural to me.

Because Yosef is a shor, not a re'em, even if each of his horns is
that of a re'em.

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