Thursday, July 05, 2007

Lonely tefillin in an Indian mound

"One day in 1815 Captain Joseph Merrick of Pittsfield, Massachusets plowed his field on his farm, built on what had been called "Indian Hill" in the 18th century (later a fort was established there in 1754, and so in his time it was called "Fort Hill."

"In turning up the earth out popped tefillin...

at English Hebraica.

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