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By Isaac Mozeson


from Yeshivat Khoar HaKotel (The Hole In The Wall Yeshiva)

Jun18


responding to Rabbi Colonel Yehoshua Steinberg:

Dear Reb Colonel Shayah et al:

I like what you did with the קר  cold of a  קיר (wall) . 
And the lazy one,  אצלן  (source of LAZY), seeks the  צל  (shade) ecause he doesn't want to make hay while the sun shines.

 But what about the חם  heat of a      חומה  (wall)?

One can be warm within a QeeYR, or cold within a K[H]OAMaH,
 o I don't think it's about people, but the building materials and construction.

I have begun to see if my hunch bears out in Tanach.  That a  חומה  uses the baked-bricks technology founded in Shinar (Sumer).    Thus  חמר  K[H]eyMeR is the boiling asphalt of post Stome Age construction, as in Mitzraiyim.

 A קיר   uses cold  קר tones, fitted together with a bit of mortar.  Earlier cities were likely with  walls  made  of (cold) stone.  This is why  עיר , city, is a only a guttural shift  from  קיר  .

Words are older than Bavel.  There are o words for 'city' based on  חומה  .
 We do have the   קריה   (whence cities from Carthage to Cairo).

Later on, even Yerushalayim  has a (hot)  חומה   .

Shabbaticals, Isaac

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--- On Fri, 6/18/10, Steinberg, Jeremy N COL RES USAR <jeremy.steinberg@us.army.mil> wrote:


From: Steinberg, Jeremy N COL RES USAR <jeremy.steinberg@us.army.mil>
Subject: I hit a brick wall
To: "mozeson@yahoo.com" <mozeson@yahoo.com>
Cc: "hillelfendel@gmail.com" <hillelfendel@gmail.com>, "rayim@bezeqint.net" <rayim@bezeqint.net>
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010, 5:18 AM

Shalom Isaac!

I've always wondered about the origin of the two words קיר and חומה, how they are different from each other and how they are each related to similar words, such as קורה  and קר on the one hand, and חם on the other.

I came to the conclusion a long time ago (based on מחברת מנחם), that the word צל is derived from the same root as הצל, and you know only too well that in the Middle East, protection from the sun is the most basic and critical defense we must seek.

Hence, a קיר is first and foremost a means of providing קור, and קורות are the building blocks of those קירות and of the תקרה above, all keeping us cool and corrected, er, collected.

On the other hand, every so often we do get a little too chilly, and those same walls can shelter us from the cold, providing some חום inside the חומות.

Am I getting hotter or colder?

Yehoshua

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