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So if I understand correctly, your tests had to include memorising the various texts and commentaries? If so, yours is a much higher level-I had my big finishing test today, and I basically didn't have to study or remember much for it because all the information was given as part of the test...I'm curious about the Hebrew vocabulary- did you have to study Hebrew in general- like the grammar and origins of words and stuff- or just from the passages you were given? sorry again for bothering you ><
You’re not a bother!
Yeah, you’re understanding that correctly. As for the Hebrew vocabulary, for our Biblical subjects we only had to remember words or phrases from the text we were currently studying. However, we also studied Hebrew as a separate subject, as a language.
If you want to discuss this further, I’d be happy to, but it might be better if you came off Anon? I don’t want to clutter up my followers’ dashes, if that’s okay.
sorry if I'm nagging, but what sort of questions were including in the test? 'cause I've got a feeling that yours were of a much higher level than ours, which mostly require an understanding of Hebrew and the ability to look through our bible books and say what we think the passages mean and why did the people act like that/why the passage was written like that...
You’re not nagging!
Well, like I said, I was in Jewish school from nursery school up until I started college, and we had multiple Judaic subjects, so I’ve taken a LOT of Bible-related tests in my life. Most of the time, it was questions on the content itself, questions about the various commentaries (like Rashi, the Rambam, etc.), and some memorization of quotes - like fill-in-the-blanks on a quotation, or being given a quote out of context and needing to answer who said it to whom, that kind of thing.
Plus there was always some Hebrew vocabulary taken from whatever we were studying that we’d need to translate.
losing an argument when you are right just because the other person is too stupid to understand what you’re saying is probably one of the most infuriating things in the entire universe
my personality varies from unbearably clingy to disturbingly distant and there is no inbetween
Inspired by a post I saw on katebishophawkeye’s blog.
Apologies if you haven’t gotten an answer yet. I’ve been pretty busy the lately (which you can probably tell from my infrequent posts) and haven’t had as much time as I’d like for tumblr. But I WILL hopefully respond by the end of this weekend, and I’m sorry to keep you waiting!
Sometimes I wonder if the bad rep Jews get is just because other people don’t get our sense of humor.
This epiphany courtesy of the following conversation, as we cleaned up from Pesach:
My mother: Jews are weird. We keep our tablecloth in the bathroom.
Me: It’s true. Who knows what other weird stuff we’re up to?
My mother: We also have a Christian child in there.
Me: Bound. And gagged.
My mother: With the tablecloth.
I’m still in the middle of my own religious holiday so you can expect me to be MIA from tonight until Tuesday night, but I just wanted to quickly pop in to wish a wonderful holiday to any Christian followers of mine who are celebrating today.
I hope you have a great day! :-)
I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m not going to be around here for the next few days - not because of any bad reason, just as part of the observance of the Pesach (Passover) holiday. So if any of you notice I’m missing, please don’t worry - I’ll just be gone because of religious observance, and hopefully celebrating.
(Or else I’ll have overdosed on matzah, in which case, it has been an honor knowing you all.)
More seriously- I just want to take the time to say that I love you guys, so so much. And that’s aimed at a few of you in particular, who I assume know who they are (though possibly not, being that several of you are depressingly adept in the art of selling yourselves short.) Thank you so much for being my friends, and for listening to me, and for making me laugh. I will miss being around you so much (even though it’s just for a few days), and I can’t wait to talk more when I get back. <3
And to any of my Jewish followers out there who observe the holiday - Happy Pesach to all of you! :-)
Wow, I actually just stumbled across two people canoodling in the library. I thought that only happened in YA novels and cliched movies.
I mean, they weren’t having sex or anything, but they were lying on the floor between the shelves, and they were rather… closely entwined, shall we say.
I’m not offended or anything, I just find it rather funny. Livin’ the cliche, you guys! xD
Hopefully I’ll see you all tomorrow to celebrate! :-)
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