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Word of the day

כיפור (f)
kapará
Atonement

Example sentence:
יוֹם כִּפּוּר הוּא הַיּוֹם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בְּיוֹתֵר בְּשָׁנָה הַיְּהוּדִית.
yom kipur hu hayom hakadosh beyoter bashana hayehudit
The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Word of the day

קשת בענן (f)
késhet beanán
Rainbow (lit., a bow in a cloud)

Example sentence:
לְפִי הַמָּסֹרֶת הַיְּהוּדִית, קֶשֶׁת בְּעָנָן הִיא הַתִּזְכֹּרֶת לְהַבְטָחַת אֱלֹהִים לְנָח לְאַחֵר הַמַּבּוּל.
lefi hamasoret hayehudit, keshet beanan hi hatizkoret lehavtachat Elohim leNoach leachar hamabul
According to the Jewish tradition, the rainbow is the remainder for God’s promise to Noah after the Deluge.

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"As an Israeli named Ofek in America"

Let’s play a little game called “whose name was also butchered by foreigners?”

Word of the day

שלולית (f)
shlulít
Puddle

Example sentence:
הַיְּלָדִים אוֹהֲבִים לְקַפֵּץ בֵּין הַשְּׁלוּלִיוֹת
hayeladim ohavim lekapetz bein hashluliyot
The children love to jump between the puddles

Word of the day

גשם (m)
géshem
rain

Example sentence:
הַגֶּשֶׁם מְדַגְדֵּג לִי אֶת הָעֹרֶף
hageshem medagdeg li et haoref
The rain is tickling my nape

idfonline:

Whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian or Druze, each and every soldier has a place in the IDF. Lt. Shmueli is a member of the Military Rabbinate, his job is to make sure that every soldier has the opportunity to practice his faith’s traditions. “We don’t just make it possible for religious Jews to serve in the army, we are always working hard to make sure that all soldiers from all backgrounds can find their place in the IDF”.

In the end of the basic training, the soldiers have an induction ceremony, during which they either swear or declare (if they’re atheists) their loyalty to the Israeli Defence Forces.
Before my own ceremony took place, each soldier was asked whether she wants to swear in or declare, and those who wanted to swear-in were asked, which Holy Book they want to hold while swearing in. It might sound something obvious to those of you, who live in countries in which the religion is separated from the state, yet, give me a name of at least one Middle Eastern country other than Israel, where minorities not only can be treated as equals in the army but also have a freedom of religion without being afraid of practicing it even in public.

idfonline:

Whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian or Druze, each and every soldier has a place in the IDF. Lt. Shmueli is a member of the Military Rabbinate, his job is to make sure that every soldier has the opportunity to practice his faith’s traditions. “We don’t just make it possible for religious Jews to serve in the army, we are always working hard to make sure that all soldiers from all backgrounds can find their place in the IDF”.

In the end of the basic training, the soldiers have an induction ceremony, during which they either swear or declare (if they’re atheists) their loyalty to the Israeli Defence Forces.

Before my own ceremony took place, each soldier was asked whether she wants to swear in or declare, and those who wanted to swear-in were asked, which Holy Book they want to hold while swearing in. It might sound something obvious to those of you, who live in countries in which the religion is separated from the state, yet, give me a name of at least one Middle Eastern country other than Israel, where minorities not only can be treated as equals in the army but also have a freedom of religion without being afraid of practicing it even in public.

girlactionfigure:

Mazel tov to the Israeli gymnastic team….
 Israel takes silver in gymnastics world championship Israeli team stuns judges, pulls off amazing number without error; medal is team’s biggest achievement to date.
Sussex Friends Of Israel
YNet

girlactionfigure:

Mazel tov to the Israeli gymnastic team….


Israel takes silver in gymnastics world championship
Israeli team stuns judges, pulls off amazing number without error; medal is team’s biggest achievement to date.

Sussex Friends Of Israel

YNet

Word of the day

יורה (m)
yoré
The first rain

Example sentence:
בְּחֶשְׁוָן יָרַד יוֹרֶה וְעַל גַגִי רָקַד
Becheshvan yarad yore veal gagi rakad
In Cheshvan, the first rain fell and danced upon my roof

Word of the day

רעות (f)
reút
Deep friendship, a strong emotional connection

Example sentence:
כְּשֶׁשְּׁלֹמֹה הֵגֵן עָלַי בְּגוּפוֹ מֵרְסִיסֵי הַמַּרְגֵּמָה, הֲבָנָתִי מַהִי מַשְׁמָעוּתָהּ שֶׁל הָרֵעוּת.
KsheShlomo hegen alai begufo miresisei hamargema, hevanti mahi mashmauta shel hareut.
When Shlomo shielded me with his body from the shards of the mortar bomb, I undersood what is the meaning of a deep friendship.

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