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Re: Knocking on Wood
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1322  Monday, 30 June 2003

From:           David Friedberg <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Jun 2003 18:51:39 -0400
Subject: 14.1282 Re: Knocking on Wood
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1282 Re: Knocking on Wood

Carol Barton said,

>It is therefore wholly pagan in origin.

Is it not true that almost all Christian practices are pagan in origin?

I remember hearing many years ago when I said "Knock  wood" that was
unseemly for a Jew so to do.

Similarly many illiterate Jews would not make their mark with a cross,
but would instead use a circle. In Yiddish a circle is "Kikel" hence
"kike". A Christian cross as you know has one long stem

David Friedberg

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