Since the Torah portion read this past Shabbat by Jews around the world is שְׁמוֹת – names of, I thought it appropriate to introduce another important word related the common word, name – שֵׁם.
A reputation in English can also be called a good name or a bad name. The same is true for Hebrew.
|לְקֶרְמִיט יֵשׁ מוֹנִיטִין
Kermit has a name for himself
That’s reputation in the personal sense. But in the business sense – more appropriately translated into English as renown, the better word to use is מוֹנִיטִין (a loan word – from which language, I do not know).
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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