צֶדֶק After yesterday’s fatal attack, one of the things on people’s minds in this part of the world is justice – צֶדֶק.
Here’s an example of צדק used in the context of a different series of events, from the summer of 2011:
הָעַם דּוֹרֵשׁ צֶדֶק חֶבְרָתִי! The people demand social justice! This three-letter word forms the root for other words such as the active-causative הִפְעִיל verb, לְהַצְדִיק- to justify, the word for righteous person – צַדִּיק in the masculine and צַדִּיקָהin the feminine – and the Hebrew equivalent for charity – צְדָקָה (in Biblical Hebrewצדקה means righteousness), among others.
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.
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