Word of the Day / Lehashvitz

The Yiddish phrase 'schvitzing' is oft-used on those hot days when the pores open up and the whole body goes moist. The Hebrew word means something else entirely, but it's nothing to brag about. To understand the difference, just read below and don't sweat it.

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As someone with only passing familiarity with Yiddish, I knew that “to schvitz” meant “to sweat,” but it wasn’t until I encountered the...