Genesis

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Talking Trees and Bushes – Discourse Representation in Hebrew Vegetation

In this post we are going to look into the two types of plants we tend to keep in the garden and help them grow – trees and bushes, and see it related to the concepts of snakes and weeds we examined in a previous post. Bush in Hebrew The Hebrew word for bush or …

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Serpent of Uncertainty – The word snake in Hebrew

In these uncertain times, I find myself thinking more and more about the word ‘snake’ in Hebrew and what it represents. The word for ‘snake’ in Hebrew in נָחָשׁ (nachash). It’s a masculine noun so its plural form is נְחָשִׁים (nechashim). There is something very intriguing about the shoresh נ-ח-ש (NunChetShin) which forms the word …

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The powerful story behind the Hebrew letter Alef

I have been thinking a lot about what the topic of the first post should be. Language? Culture? Maybe a personal story or a funny anecdote? Then it hit me – since it’s the first post I should write about the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It signifies beginnings and therefore it is the …

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