Va, Ve, Oo

June 21, 2006

as in “too” – Different pronunciations of the Hebrew letter “vav” when it is used as the “Vav HaChibbur,” the “Combining, or Adding, or Connecting Vav;” simply, “and;” as in “VaHashem Pakad et Sarah,” “And Hashem remembered Sarah,” (Bereshit 21:1) and “VeYisrael ahav et Yosef mikol banav,” “And Yisrael loved Joseph more than all his brothers” (Bereshit 37:3)