How do you say “enlightened” in Hebrew?
A couple of years ago I worked with a man named נָאוֹר (nah-OHR), who runs a non-profit organization in Tel Aviv. I thought about it, looked it up to confirm, and discovered that his name indeed means enlightened. The female version of the word/name is נְאוֹרָה (ne-oh-RAH).
The word/name is actually a derivative of the נִפְעָל (neef-AHL) verb form. If you don’t know what I mean by that, don’t worry.
Why do I share this? Because tonight I went to the Jerusalem Light Festival – so I thought of featuring a word that is a derivative of אוֹר (ohr) – light.
Here’s a picture from last year’s Festival: