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A good Hebrew term to know as the end of fall approaches is that for wrapping paper: נְיַר עֲטִיפָה.
נייר – paper – first appears in the Hebrew language in Mishnaic literature, while עטיפה - wrapping – comes from the Biblical-Hebrew verb to wrap -לַעֲטוֹף .
Truth is, in Biblical Hebrew, לעטוף also means to faint or to grow weak. More on that in tomorrow’s dose.
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