Word of the Day Tekes: Greeks Give Stumped Hebrews a Word for 'Ceremony'

Ben-Yehuda beautifully explains why he chose this ancient word to mean 'ceremony,' though one weirdness remains.

It’s the end of the school year and across Israel, students are receiving their diplomas in festive ceremonies. This is a good opportunity to look into the Hebrew word for ceremony, TE-kes. Here’s where it came from.