Word of the Day / Shafan: Don't Turn Yourself Into a Hyrax!

Biblical confusion about two furry animals still carries over today, with the hyrax winning out as the symbol of cowardice in Hebrew.

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The verb lehishtafen (le-hish-ta-FEN), means to turn tail. To be cowardly. But literally the word means to turn oneself into a hyrax.