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In Hebrew: ‘Reminder’

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תִּזְכּוֹרֶת If you already know a bit of Hebrew, you’re bound to know the word for to rememberלִזְכּוֹר, an active-simple פָּעַל verb of the root ז.כ.ר (z.k.r).

One of the words that the root ז.כ.ר generates is מַזְכֶּרֶתsouvenir (see earlier entry). Another is זִכָּרוֹןmemory or remembrance, as in the phrase,יוֹם הַזִּכָּרוֹןThe Day of Remembrance or Memorial Day.

Another word that the ז.כ.ר root produces is that for a reminderתִּזְכּוֹרֶת.

For example:

מִי שֶׁנִּמְצָא בָּאָרֶץ לֹא צָרִיךְ תִּזְכּוֹרֶת שֶׁהָעֶרֶב וּמָחָר יוֹם הַזִּכָּרוֹן לְחַלָלֵי מַעַרְכוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל וּלְנִפְגְּעֵי פְּעֻלּוֹת הָאֵיבָה.
Whoever is in Israel (literally, the land) doesn’t need a reminder that this evening and tomorrow is the Day of Remembrance for Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism.
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Ami Steinberger

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