Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Shin (letter)

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Phonemic representationʃ / s
Position in alphabet21
Numerical value300
Alphabetic derivatives of the Phoenician
Shin (also spelled Šin (šīn) or Sheen) literally means "teeth", "press", and "sharp"; It is the twenty-first letter in many Semitic abjads, includingPhoenician 𐤔Aramaic/Hebrew ש, and Arabic ش‎ (in abjadi order, 13th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiceless sibilant[ʃ] or [s].
The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Sigma (Σ) (which in turn gave Latin S and Cyrillic С), and the letter Sha in the Glagolitic and Cyrillicscripts (Ш).
The South Arabian and Ethiopian letter Śawt is also cognate.

Four Israelis were killed and several others wounded in a terror attack on Tuesday morning in a synagogue in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof.
Two assailants were killed at the scene by police.
Eight people were wounded in the assault, including four seriously, two moderately and two lightly. Magen David Adom ambulances administered first aid to the wounded before evacuating them to hospitals in the city. Five were taken to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, and the rest to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said two assailants entered the synagogue on Tuesday with knives, axes and guns and attacked worshipers. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police. Samri said the attackers were Palestinians from East Jerusalem.
Phonemic representationb, v
Position in alphabet2
Numerical value2
Alphabetic derivatives of the Phoenician
BetBethBeh, or Vet is the second letter of many Semitic abjads, including Arabic alphabet bāʾ بAramaicHebrew בPhoenician andSyriac ܒ. Its value is [b].
This letter's name means "house" in various Semitic languages (Arabicbayt, Akkadian bītu, bētu, Hebrew: bayiṯ, Phoenician bt etc.; ultimately all from Proto-Semitic *bayt-), and appears to derive from a Middle Bronze Age picture of a house by acrophony.
The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek BetaLatin B, and Cyrillic Б,В.

Three Americans among dead in Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Fox News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Three Americans were among four worshipers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday by a pair of Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a gun and shouting "Allahu Akbar" in a brutal attack that prompted a vow from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...