Re: EPSTEIN family legend #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <CA30A1706D903F4EB79DD0D788AF0A2964D815@server.avichai.org.il>,
Nachum Tuchman <nachum@avichai.org.il> wrote:

I am not familiar with this legend. I would wonder, though, what the
chances are that it is true. Why would a Spanish family open the cave
by talking Yiddish? They probably would not have known Yiddish until
they lived amongst Ashkenazim. And even if they were fluent in several
languages, they should have opened the cave with their day to day
language, or Hebrew.
It was a Spanish family, but the stone was in Germany.
Do you expect a German stone to understand Spanish?

Robert Israel
israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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