|Happy New Yahr !Yahr, that's Yiddish and German. Yes, from יריח YaReYaGH, moon. But aren't years counted by SUNS, not MOONS or MONTHS? Jews and Moslems are moon watchers. Greek mona, moon, reflects the מנה MaNaH, counting which named words like aMOUNt, NUMber and MONey.In the entry below, see how a Moslem moon (such as one atop a minaret) is a more appropriate orb with with to wish you a year of light and joy:|
Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Yahr !
Posted by IsaacMozeson at 9:48 AM