Word of the Day / Me'anyen: How a Jewish French Crook Inspired the Hebrew Word for 'Interesting'

Our story begins in the late 19th century, when two Jews brokered elephantine bribes to French leaders.

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February 3, 1893 was an important day in the history of the Hebrew vocabulary. In that day’s edition of Eliezer Ben Yehuda’s newspaper Haor, not...