Indeed, the three bars on the prayer shawl of Jesus suggests the Trinity--if four bars, the letters shni and yud
, "gift"--and is this not sanctioned by the Jew on the balcony (Father God) who sees and approves.
Melendez spies a small wooden ark on a table and wrenches a pair of carved tablets, lettered aleph through yud
, or one through 10, and representing the Ten Commandments, from the top.
shin, dalet, yud
, spelling Shaddai, Almighty, one of God's names in Hebrew).
Gordon is most celebrated for his long, satirical poem "The Tip of the Yud
," a mock epic in which he decries the status of women in Jewish culture.
The difference is a function of the second letter of Antin's term, either a yud
or an 'ayin.
Social protest verse stretches all the way from Ibn Gabirol's On Leaving Saragossa to Gordon's feminist tour de force Kotzo shel Yud
This numerical sequence (10 = the Hebrew letter yud
, 5 = heh, etc.
AI" in Hebrew are actually the letters Alef and Yud
, denoting "Eretz Yisrael," i.
3) Lamed Shin (one of Shapiro's pseudonyms that he employed in the journal; other pseudonyms were Yud
Zayn and Yud
Zolot), "Shraybtish," 396.
The letter lamed means "to" and the letters chet and yud
combine to form the word chai or "life.