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August 16, 2017

Gourds

The Hebrew word for gourd, kara, is related to the Hebrew homonym pronounced k’ra. One word means “to rip,” the other “to...
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Black Eyed Peas

Rubia, refers to several different types of small beans, which is reminiscent of the word yirbu, “to increase.” These foods symbolize the...
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Spinach

In Aramaic, the language of the Gemara, spinach is named Silka, which is akin to the word for “remove.” They’re eaten to...
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Leeks

The Hebrew word for leek, karti, is related to the word kareyt, meaning to cut. This symbol is linked to the prayer...
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