Maggid

deborah deborah at suberic.net
Sun May 4 23:54:26 EDT 2003


On Sat, 3 May 2003, Abe Gross wrote:

|A "Maggid" (sometimes spelled other ways in English) is a (usually
|itinerarnt) Jewish preacher or teacher popular in Europe, though not used
|now as a contemporoary term, AFAIK. I've often wondered if DWJ may have seen
|this term somewhere and decided to use it for her Maggids. It's pronouced
|"MAH-ggid" and is a Hebrew word.

You know, I never thought of this, because I pronounce the Hebrew word
"Ma GEED" (which is the Sphardic Hebrew pronounciation) and the DWJ
word, for whatever reason, is "MAY gid" for me.  But I like the
synchronicity!

-deborah
deborah at suberic.net
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