Word of the Day Tremp טְרֶמְפּ

In the U.S. the big fear of hitchhiking is stranger danger, while in Israel it's bullets, stones – or someone trying to piggyback on your success.

The word tremp, meaning a ride in someone else's car – whether that of a friend, acquaintance or stranger – is automatically identifiable as a word of non-Hebrew derivation, since it ends with a hard "p" sound instead of a soft "f" sound, which in Hebrew are both signified by the same letter. It comes from the German word trampen, which means both...