Monday, October 12, 2009

Milot HaYom

And we are officially back in action — school 2009-2010 is go for launch. Orientation today and tomorrow and then the real kickoff on Sunday.

Particular highlight today was seeing a presentation from artist David Moss (if you are not familiar with his work, become familiar).

We then created our own art using the paradigm of mapping that he illustrated. I'll say that it is likely that I will return home with a Moss Haggadah at the end of the year.

A few words from today:

דיקן (dikan) – dean. Seems to come from the same root as deacon.
My dad recently reported that both the Dutch and German call their deans "dekan." All three languages (and many other western languages, for that matter) additionally each use the same word for pineapple — ananas. And that's what we call a non-sequitur.

עמותה (amutah) — non-profit.

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