Wednesday, ‎ / September 23, 2020
Posts by: Shmuel Loebenstein
8 Results
Wordsmith: Tamim
The tamim is unflappable. He does not sway with the winds of change, nor bend to meet the expectations of others. He is a simple…
Wordsmith: Shtus D’kedusha
As is true of every close-knit cultural group that enjoys a history, traditions and habits particular and peculiar to it, conversations among Chabad Chasidim are…
Wordsmith: Farbrengen
Gather together, men of the brotherhood. Sit together in peace, in harmony, in fraternity. Share your burdens. Cry with your fellow in his pain, laugh…
Wordsmith: Iskafya
Iskafya is the mind showing the body who his boss. “So, mister,” says the mind. “You want to indulge in that indulgence? Do you? No.…
Wordsmith: Derher
The phrase “I hear you” is the linguistic equivalent of a homeless orphan with no siblings. It makes sense in English on a very practical…
Wordsmith: Chasid
As is true of every close-knit cultural group that enjoys a history, traditions and habits particular and peculiar to it, conversations among Chabad Chasidim are…
Wordsmith: Chayut
Chayut in this sense means a combination of verve, liveliness, spirit, enthusiasm, vigor. Pour all those words into a pot, stir on high until you…
Wordsmith: Mekusher
Some words don’t translate well from Hebrew to English, while others translate seamlessly but gain unintended meaning. The word mekusher is an example of the…
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