Sunday, December 11, 2005

Heard a New Word Tonight

Ariel Zilber, who was the most outstanding artist to mobilize himself on behalf of the Orange Revolutionary Forces opposing disengagement ("78% still unemployed"), appeared on a pop music TV show tonight on Channel One TV, Totzeret HaAretz.

Dana Gordon asked him about his ideology and if it got in the way of his cultural artistry and then probed his religious beliefs (he was seen with tallit and tefillin davening during scenes of the actual disengagement).

He said:

I'm not dati (observant) but my wife prefers the term
dati-loni [the word chiloni means secular].

So there you have it. A new Hebrew word.

1 comment:

Batya said...

I confess...that I tagged you!