So too in Hebrew.
הִיא בָּאָה מֵרֶקַע דָּתִי. She comes from a religious background. רקע comes from the Biblical active-simple פָּעַל verb לִרְקֹעַ, meaning to stamp out or to spread out. It’s related to the word for firmament, רָקִיעַ.
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.
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