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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HW said...

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".

Brandon Kassof said...

that is quite odd