how to say “justice” in Hebrew

how to say “justice” in Hebrew

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צֶדֶק
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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:

הָעַם דּוֹרֵשׁ צֶדֶק חֶבְרָתִי!

The people demand social justice!

This three-letter word forms the root for other words such as the active-causative הִפְעִיל verb, לְהַצְדִיקto 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.


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