The Mossad – Israel’s premier intelligence agency – is famous for conducting some of the most daring and surprising undercover missions in the world.
מוסד comes from the root י.ס.ד (y.s.d) meaning foundation - an institution has been instituted or founded.
To institute is לְמַסֵּד, an active-intensive פִּעֵל verb.
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.
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