Monday, October 10, 2005

New Orleans -- not as new as you think

Saying selichot this morning out of the edition used by the UK's United Synagogue (the Rosenfeld volume), published 1956, my husband came across a curious footnote, attributing one of the selichot to
Joseph b. Isaac (Bechor Shor of New Orleans): French tosafist, exegete and poet
There you go, ultimate proof Rav Ovadiah Yosef was wrong about Hurricane Katrina; Torah has apparently been flourishing in New Orleans since the 12th century...

(He was, of course, from plain old Orleans.)

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