Friday, May 3, 2024

Stand up, goat

וְהַשָּׂעִיר אֲשֶׁר עָלָה עָלָיו הגּוֹרָל לַעֲזָאזֵל יָעֳמַד חַי

The above bolded word is translated "shall be made to stand." However, if it is mispronounced יַעַמֹד it would mean simply that the goat "shall stand" (on its own.) Beware.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On Monday, the Baal Keriya read this word Yu'omud (not Yu'omad or Ya'amod). I let it go as it sounded like a nonesense word and was closer to right than wrong (2 for 3 on the vowels). Thoughts?