how to say “justice” in Hebrew
After today’s events, one of the things on people’s minds in this part of the world is justice – צֶדֶק.
Here’s an example of צדק used in the context of a different series of events, from the summer of 2011:
The people demand social justice!
This three-letter word forms the root for other words such as the active-causative הִפְעִיל verb, לְהַצְדִיק- to justify, the word for righteous person – צַדִּיקin the masculine and צַדִּיקָהin the feminine – and the Hebrew equivalent for charity – צְדָקָה(in Biblical Hebrew צדקה means righteousness), among others.
It’s also part of the name of an upscale neighborhood in Tel Aviv, נְוֵה צֶדֶק- literally, abode or home of justice.
צדק is also the Hebrew name for the planet Jupiter.