Word of the Day / Parat Moshe Rabbeinu פָּרַת מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ
Ladybugs, it turns out, have religion-linked names in a number of languages, and Hebrew is no exception.
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I always assumed ladybugs (or ladybirds, for the Brits among us) were called so because their dot-spattered red wing covers made them prettier – and so more conventionally ladylike – than other beetles. Boy, was I wrong.