Human beings have a need for clarity and organization – we seek certainty in order to relax and go about our day.
It’s difficult but necessary to live with uncertainty. listen
A lack of certainty is חֹסֶר וַדָּאוּת (listen and repeat), so that the sentence could also be written:
It’s difficult but necessary to live with a lack of certainty. listen
The word אִי (listen and repeat), when affixed to a word such as ודאות, negates that word and is the equivalent of un- or in- in English.
But when אי appears on its own, it means island.
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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