Word of the day / Apifyor
How Hebrew got an ancient word for pope that is hundreds of years older than the Latin word 'papa.'
The Catholic Church has a new leader on the Chair of Saint Peter – Pope Francis. But in Hebrew we don't call him "pope" or "papa," but rather apifyor (api-FYOR).
Until the 16th century, Jews called the pontiff as their Christian neighbors did: papa, a name that since the 12th century was reserved for the Bishop of Rome but before that referred to...