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On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:41:20 +0300 Pavel Iosad <[log in to unmask]>
writes:
> Nope, not Irish. Jewish. it was the name of a Jewish rabbi in Vilno
> back in
> the 17th century. Well, the rabbi's name was actually <jsud>, but
> who cares.
> It gets two possible interpretations - as an abbreviation
> (yud-sin-waw-dalet
> for something Aramaic, I never knew enough Aramaic to actually try
> to check
> possible interpretations), or as one of the 'sfirot' - something
> like levels
> of spiritual understanding. The yud-sin-waw-dalet is the second one,
> there's but one left until the top is reached.... :-)))
-

Well, _yesod_ (yud-samekh-vav-daled) means "base" or "foundation", and i
think it's the name of one of the sephirot on the Kabbalistic tree of
life.


-Stephen (Steg)
 "mooo."