Tureky on the Earth and in the Heavens

The Hebrew word Hodu means thanksgiving. It also means turkey as in the animal, not the country. It also means India. Go figure.

Therefore, in services when we sing Hodo Al Eretz Bashamayim, etc. we are, in essence, sayin Thanksgiving/Turkey/India on the Earth and in the Heavens.

That’s odd, isn’t it?

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2 Responses to Tureky on the Earth and in the Heavens

  1. HW September 7, 2006 at 11:20 am #

    From Answers.com and Wikipedia…

    A turkey is called a tarnegol hodu (“chicken [of] ‘India'”), perhaps because it was brought from the Americas and its association with North America’s Native Americans who were also called “Indians”.

  2. Brandon Kassof September 9, 2006 at 12:09 am #

    that is quite odd