Check Out Our Elections Vocab Builder With the Israel elections coming up in less than a week, you’ll be seeing some handy election-related Daily Doses over the next few days.The Hebrew word for right as in on the right is יָמִין, while the word for left is שְׂמֹאל.
הוּא מְחַכֶּה לָךְ בַּכְּבִישׁ בְּצַד יְמִין, לֹא בְּצַד שְׂמֹאל. He is waiting for you on the road on the right side, not on the left side.When describing someone as rightist/leftist or right-wing/left-wingon the political spectrum, use:
מִי שְׁמַּצְבִּיעַ לְ”עוֹמְצָה לִישְׂרָאֵל” הוּא יְמָנִי.
Whoever votes for Otzmah LeYisrael (he) is a rightist.
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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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