Sunday, September 07, 2008

Nefesh Benefesh

Nefesh Benefesh does a number of great things to help new olim from the US and other English speaking countries.

There is just one thing they've done wrong, and it was the very first thing they did - choosing their organization's name.

You see, when the phrase "nefesh benefesh" is used in the Torah, it refers to the death penalty for bearing false witness in a murder case!

I wonder if they chose the name knowing this, or if it just got by their name screening committee and since then nobody has had the heart to point it out.

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