Friday, 12 November 2010
Jewish names for Jesus
'Nitleh' meaning 'the hanged one', one of a number of traditional rabbinic epithets for Jesus - Hebrew
'Balaam' used as a pseudonym for Jesus in the Talmud
Jewish terms for Christmas:
'Taluy-nakht' meaning 'the night of the hanged man' - Western Yiddish
'Bey-geboyrenish' meaning 'Badly Born' a pun on the Polish phrase 'Boz. e Narodzenie' meaning 'Divine Birth'
'Khoristvo' a pun on Ukrainian 'Rizdvo' meaning 'Christmas' and 'khori' the Belorussian for 'sick'