web analytics
December 8, 2016 / 8 Kislev, 5777
Blogs
Sponsored Post
The Migdal Ohr Mishpachton MISHPACHTONIM – Israel’s Children are Your Children.

Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.



In Hebrew: ‘Spectacular’

A daily dose of Hebrew.

Printer-Ready Page Layout
Spectacular



מַרְהִיב

Last night I watched Academy Award Best-Picture nominee, Life of Pi.

I was more impressed with the existential, religious and deeply-human aspects of the film; nevertheless, the special effects were spectacular.

One Hebrew word for spectacular is מַרְהִיב. This active-causative הִפְעִיל verb derives from the root ר.ה.ב (r.h.b). רַהַב is the Biblical name of a Canaanite god synonymous with the sea. The great body of water is something gripping and spectacular, as one might observe at the beach (or while lost at sea), and as the ancients knew very well.

An example of מרהיב:

“חַיֵּי פַּי” הוּא סֶרֶט מַרְהִיב.
Life of Pi is a spectacular film.

Visit Ktzat Ivrit.

Ami Steinberger

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.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.





Imported and Older Comments:


Kitzat Ivrit Logo
Current Top Story
adl-green
ADL Pres. Makes Bogus Claim Of (Right-Wing) Conspiracy To Discredit The Group

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/ktzat-ivrit/in-hebrew-spectacular/2013/02/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: