faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 13 21:28:58 UTC 2001
James Smith wrote:
>--- Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:
>> reading of that Book, which can be rather tedious
>> (especially in Hebrew for
>> those with limited or zero comprehension thereof,
>> and especially in
>> contrast to the noisy and joyous play of the events,
>> or Purim Shpiel in
>> Yiddish), which has given rise to the expression
>> "the whole megillah" 'the
>> entire process or affair', ...
>> Mark A. Mandel
>So is a megillah nine yards long?
My first reaction was to say no, of course not. But, actually, I'm
not so sure. Even if this was intended as a joke.
Alice Faber faber at haskins.yale.edu
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