Word of the Day Hamshush "ש

Weekend plans? Whether lounging lazily at home or participating in activities with the family, this word sums up that sweet weekly break from work or, originally, the army.

It's always a safe bet to guess that any of the multitude of Hebrew acronyms used across Israeli society started life in the army, a bet that in the case of hamshush would pay off. Hamshush (kham-SHOOSH) is comprised of the first letters of the last three days of the week – hamishi (literally "fifth," meaning Thursday; the word yom, or "day" is...