Homophony in Multilingual Jewish Cultures


One of the distinctive features of multilingual Jewish cultures is the interpretation of a sacred Hebrew signifier by its phonic identity or proximity to a signifier in another language. This essay demonstrates the cultural creativity that might inhere in such “mistakes,” providing examples from three different periods—rabbinic, Hebrew-Yiddish European… (More)


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@inproceedings{Greenwald2015HomophonyIM, title={Homophony in Multilingual Jewish Cultures}, author={Roy Greenwald}, year={2015} }