Word of the Day / Hatan: Looking like a lawyer at your wedding
Beware, compilers of family trees: The word for 'groom' also means 'son-in-law.'
My husband works in a field – law, to be specific – in which suits are generally considered de rigueur. But in Israel, where every day is casual Friday, a nice suit regularly nets him the comment that he looks like a hatan (kha-TAHN), a groom.
But he’s not the only man who becomes a groom even when it’s not his wedding day. The word hatan also plays a role on the holiday of...