On Root / The one and only alphabetic system and the elephant
On the connection between the ox-head symbol for the letter aleph and the Taming of the Shrew.
Athens and Jerusalem are often seen as diametric opposites, the two poles of Western civilization. For what could be more different than Greek and Hebrew? They are even written in opposite directions. As an Israeli poet once wrote, the one goes West to East, the other East to West.
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