למהר – speeding things up or slowing them down
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.