למהר – speeding things up or slowing them down

למהר



In some places, such as New York, London and Tel Aviv, things move super-fast. People are in a rush – הֵם מְמַהֲרִים (hem me-mah-hah-REEM) – literally, they are rushing or they rush.


In other places, such as the absorption center where I’m spending Passover (Beit Alpha) and Ethiopia, time seems to stand still. People have lots of patience and lots of time on their hands. In these places, לֹא צָרִיךְ לְמַהֵר (lo tsah-REEKH le-mah-HEHR) – there’s no need to rush


Watch this video (can’t see it?), listening for the word למהר. When you hear it, repeat it. Listen also for other words you may recognize.






After having studied literature and linguistics on the bachelors level and psychology on the masters, Ami decided to draw upon his hobby of learning languages, his understanding of human thought processes and his skill of explaining complex ideas in simple terms, to found a program that enables people to speak Hebrew with confidence.

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