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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 מַזְכֶּרֶת- souvenir (see earlier entry). Another is זִכָּרוֹן- memory or remembrance, as in the phrase,יוֹם הַזִּכָּרוֹן- The 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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