A while back, while cruising the web for interesting material regarding Hebrew and Judaism, I stumbled across the linguistic research of Professor Isaac E. Mozeson.  Through his database of related word cognates from the various lingustic dialects spoken around the globe he has begun to establish the common threads which tie these varying tongues to a single ancestral spoken language.  He’s dubbed this language “Edenic,” he’s published books, a power point slide show and now even a video game which you can play at http://www.edenics.net.

When I first saw the Power Point presentation I wanted to take the opportunity to make that presentation available through some of the newer “web 2.0” venues like youtube and facebook.  It also turned out that Professor Mozeson had a few changes in mind for the slideshow.  So, I set out to update what was already a fantastic tool for introducing people to the concepts of Edenics.

Finally, that update is ready and has been officially released to the public.  It is a bit shy of 35 minutes in total and broken into four parts to meet youtube’s 10 minute time limit.

So, without further ado, please enjoy the new Introduction to Edenics 5770:

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An American soldier makes a blessing on the Four Species in a sukkah set up with the help of the Aleph Institute at a base in the Middle East.

An American soldier makes a blessing on the Four Species in a sukkah set up with the help of the Aleph Institute at a base in the Middle East.

Special Shipments Bring Holiday Cheer to Jewish Soldiers Stationed Abroad – Stories – Chabad-Lubavitch News

I just wanted to share this story about helping our troops feel at home as they fight to bring liberty and democracy to the rest of the world.  The greatest promise of America is that we can be Jewish, Buddist, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, there is no law against practicing any religion.  We can live our lives as pious and observant members of our own religion while also living as patriotic Americans who revere and uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights upon which the laws of our great country were founded.

Tonight and tomorrow the world celebrates the day that G-d gave all mankind a divine soul and the counting of the 5769th new year since Adam and Eve were born.

Rosh Hashanah in a Nutshell – Rosh Hashanah 

L’shana tova (happy new year) to all children of Adam and Eve. (8^D