In the Zohar on Song of Songs, the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet are depicted as having a love life.
Judaism has worked just fine for 20,000 years with most Jews faking their Hebrew; it will continue to do just fine with American Jews doing the same.
Should we bend over backward to avoid using male-centric language? No, argues Philologos, because political correctness can sometimes get in the way of communicating properly.
In the ‘Shemoneh Esreh’ prayer, the feminine form is used to address God. Might this be proof that the deity is female? Not so fast, Philologos explains.
‘Between’ usually signifies a choice involving two things while ‘among’ involves three or more. But Philologos thinks that we shouldn’t follow this curious rule.