Word of the Day Hatif חֲטִיף

If you're grubbing on the go, it's good to know this word for a snack. Just be careful of the noun form, which can mean something altogether different.

You’re running late, so you grab, “lahtof,” a bag of potato chips or a classic Israeli kid’s food like Bisli or Bamaba to eat on the go. In Hebrew terminology, the object being grabbed is a "hatif" (kha-TEEF, hatifim in the plural) – or in English, a "snack." The word shares the same root as the Hebrew for “grab” and, according...