In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Hebrew Error of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nehemia Gordon looks at the promise of the Democratic Party's "Green New Deal" to pay money to those "unwilling to work". Nehemia shows how this unbelievable statement can help us understand medieval Hebrew Bible manuscripts and even shed light on the true pronunciation of the holy name of God. Nehemia also employs some classical Jewish techniques of Bible interpretation to find out whether this truly is a modern-day scribal error or part of a radical agenda to create a bloated welfare state.
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Feb 5, 2019 - Original Green New Deal FAQ published with the words “unwilling to work”.
Feb 8, 2019 - Robert Hockett (Cornell Law Professor and Green New Deal Advisor) was on Tucker Carlson stating "That's not part... that's erroneous... I t's the wrong document, Tucker... That's not us. We certainly don't believe in anything like that."
Feb 9, 2019 - 10:03am Saikat Chakrabarti (AOC representative) states “Mistakes happen when doing time launches like this coordinating multiple groups and collaborators.”
Feb 9, 2019 - 8:33pm Saikat Chakrabarti – “coal miners”
Feb 9, 2019 - Robert Hockett admits this was AOC’s document, but claims to have been unaware of it.
משנה, מגילה ב:ד (קויפמן)
הַכֹּל כְּשֵׁירִים לִקְרוֹא אֶת הַמְּגִילַּה חוּץ מֵחֵרֵשׁ שׁוֹטֶה וְקָטָן ר׳ יְהוּדָה מַכְשַׁיִר בַּקָטָן
Mishnah, Meg. 2:4
“All are valid to read the Scroll, except for a deaf-mute (חרש), an idiot, and a minor. R. Judah declares valid in the case of a minor.” (Neusner)
ירושלמי, ברכות ב:ד (ד,ד); תרומות א:א
אמר רב חסדא לית כן חרש השגרת (אשגרת) לשון היא.
“Rav Chisda said, “Deaf-mute should not be there. It is a familiar idiom.”
Jerusalem Talmud, Berachot 2:4 (4d); Terumot 1:1
Vatican, ebr. 2, Numbers 27:15 “And Moses spoke to Yehovah saying,”
Saint Petersburg, Russian National Library, Evr II. B. 983, page 6, col. 2, line 7, Jos 10.10 highlighted - “that which Moses commanded”
Aleppo Codex—Yeh(?)vah - Yehovah Is 61:9
Aleppo Codex, 2 Kings 20:9