Word of the Day Lehatzbia

Raise your hand if you are going to vote in today's elections. Both actions – the hand-raising and the voting – can be described by the same verb.

Tuesday is Election Day in Israel this year, the day when, one hopes, most of the population will be going out to vote, or in Hebrew, lehatzbia (le-hots-BEE-ya).
Lehatzbia also means "to point" or "to indicate." The Even-Shoshan dictionary's first definition for hatzba'a (the noun form) is "raising a finger or hand at an assembly as a sign of agreement and support of the proposal...