December 1, 2015 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #616755Git MeshigeParticipant
Why is Mir Yeshiva called ” The Mir” whereas any other Yeshiva is called by its name and then Yeshiva. For example Lakewood Yeshiva, etc etc. The same question is applied to ” The Ukraine” No other country in the world has a preface of ” The” before its name. Any insight into this?December 1, 2015 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #1114180JosephParticipant
Mir Yerushalayim or Mir New York? On the stationary it says “Mirrer Yeshiva”.December 1, 2015 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1114181FriendInFlatbushParticipant
Lakewood Yeshiva is actually called BMG – Beth Medrash Govoha. I can think of other yeshivas that only go by a name, and not yeshiva, such as Brisk, Ponovezh, Mikdash, etc… to name just a few.
As for Ukraine, the country actually stands for the Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and Constitution, so it’s “The Ukraine” for short. Although many people just call it Ukraine. Other countries referred to as ‘the’ include Congo, Gambia, Yemen, Lebanon, Sudan, Netherlands, Philippines and Bahamas.December 1, 2015 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1114182ubiquitinParticipant
I don’t have the answer to your question. But I the netherlands is often called by “the” as is the hague and the Bronx
These can be googled…December 1, 2015 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1114183JosephParticipant
Or The Donald.December 1, 2015 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1114184Little FroggieParticipant
Ever since someone went collecting for that Yeshiva, they asked him for whom, couldn’t say “Mir”, so, as history goes, it became “The Mir”
-Maybe!December 1, 2015 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #1114185malei daas torahMember
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The coffee roomDecember 1, 2015 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #1114186–Participant
The same question is applied to ” The Ukraine” No other country in the world has a preface of ” The” before its name.
You really need to catch up on the news, they dropped the “the” 24 years ago.December 1, 2015 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1114187dafbiyunParticipant
A pointless albeit timely question. Today’s daf discusses why the Torah refers to those shevatim facing Har Aival as “the half” rather than just “half”.
Surprised “The Wolf” didn’t weigh in.
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