how to say “emergency” in Hebrew

how to say “emergency” in Hebrew

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The Hebrew word for emergency is חֵרוּם. It first appears in recorded Hebrew in the Talmud, in the expression:

בִּשְׁעַת חֵרוּם
at a time of emergency 
Other Hebrew expressions used regularly today are:

מַצָּב חֵרוּם
an emergency situation
בְּמִקְרֶה חירום
in case of emergency


מִסְפַּר חירום
emergency number

Here’s a page I put together with emergency phone numbers in Israel, along with other useful expressions. This page was given out at AACI’s Fourth of July event in 2011.

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