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5:59 AM
I'm at a small physics workshop in Taipei, and when I looked closely at the lunchbox, I saw what looks to me to be Hebrew? Am I right? If so, what does it say? I picked it up out of the "beef" section, nothing said Kosher.
6:20 AM
@uhoh The top right says "the tree of life".
7:06 AM
Well, it can also be translated "the tree of the living".
@msh210 Thanks! Now that a few more brain cells have kicked in, I'm guessing that since Academia Sinica has so many international conferences and researchers, it must be a local lunchbox place. I just don't see Chinese characters and Hebrew mixed together that often.
I'm not Jewish (though I did grow up on Long Island and work i Israel for six months) but I'm wondering, are there any rules (anywhere) against mixing written Hebrew and other languages together?
(e.g. different crops, different cloths by extension)
7:32 AM
@uhoh I've never heard of such a rule, and I've seen reputable Jewish authors and publishers do so, so I doubt it.
 
1 hour later…
8:54 AM
@uhoh does any of the Chinese on that container mean something like the Hebrew?
9:26 AM
@msh210 Good question of course! I'll let you know soon. My languages are limited; English, Math, Python. :-)
 
2 hours later…
11:39 AM
@msh210 It seem that two big characters mean something roughly like "Come to eat!"
five smaller characters, something like "Low calorie and healthy meal"
11:56 AM
Interesting. Thanks.
@msh210 … or "the gallows of" or "the wood of" rather than "the tree of"

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