Israel Forever

For the week ending 18 May 2019 / 13 Iyyar 5779

Four Names for One Mountain

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
Library Library Kaddish

"The Zidonim call Mount Hermon 'Siryon,' and the Emori call it 'Senir’."

(Devarim3:9)

"To Mount Sion which is Hermon."
(Ibid. 4:48)

Hermon, Siryon, Senir and Sion.

Four names for one mountain!

"To teach you the praise of Eretz Yisrael that four different nations took pride in having some connection with it, each of them demanding that the mountain should bear the name which it gave to it."

  • Sources: Sifri, quoted by Rashi

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