Now they tell us

Now they tell us

Perhaps the most unusual Jewish response to David Bowie’s death was this chart, generated by a Torah codes program. It shows the Hebrew phrase “David Bowie” appearing backward at a specific sequence of characters in the Torah — and Bowie-linked phrases “bohemian,” “amazing,” and “contrary” appearing nearby.

While Torah codes have been dismissed by mathematicians — similar patterns have been found in Hebrew translations of Moby Dick — we can’t help but think that David Bowie might have found this intriguing — with or without cocaine.


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