Word of the Day / Halakh le’olamo
The language of Hebrew media turns the idea of an eternal resting place into a concept that is out of this world.
When famous people die, the English-language press tends to be pretty straightforward about it. They haven’t “passed away,” “kicked the bucket” or “shuffled off their mortal coil.” They’ve just died. But the Hebrew-language media have a taste for the genteel when it comes to life’s end.