Tonight I celebrated my grandmother’s birthday with her, and my aunt and uncle in Tel Aviv.
I was refreshed by the change in humidity from arid Jerusalem to a warmer, more damp air quality. Most people I know prefer the dryer weather. But I am reminded of a wonderful year I spent in Raanana as a teenager. During that year I learned virtually nothing in the classroom (because I was too busy hopping the fence of the school, hanging out, etc.) but I did internalize some of the most important messages about Israel and the Jewish people that shaped how (and where) I lead my life today.
So here’s how to say humid: לַח (lahkh) – kind of like Loch Ness. Humidity is לָחוּת (lah-KHOOT). For example, אֲנִי אוֹהֵב אֶת הַלָּחוּת (ah-NEE oh-HEHV et hah-lah-KHOOT) – I like (the) humidity.