These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Poking through my Bubble

Posted on February 6, 2013 by David Bogomolny

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dcsrI’ve been familiar with this word for a while, and thought it was simply a sophisticated way of saying ‘decider’.

Today, I was editing an article for work, and I realized that Microsoft Word didn’t recognize ‘decisor’ as a word at all. Interesting.

So I Googled it. And then I checked it on Wikipedia. I even checked


And I realized that I’d been living with a false assumption – I’d thought that ‘decisor’ was a universally known term… but it isn’t! It’s not an English transliteration of a Hebrew or Yiddish term, so it’s not obvious that it’s a Jewish term; but the facts speak for themselves – I should definitely get out more.