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Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment?

From The Forward on 9/12/2011 at 11:36 AM

Category: Religion

Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment?

An interesting query comes from Gerald M. Siegel, professor emeritus in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He writes: Actually, there has been a wide gamut of rabbinical interpretations of the Hebrew words kvad peh, heavy of mouth, and kvad lashon, heavy of tongue, by which Moses describes himself. If that of stutterer has become the most accepted, this is probably because it is found in the 11th-century commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Yitchaki or Rashi, the most …More