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After Shabbat the other night I was pretty hungry – not because I hadn’t eaten enough at my gracious Kfar Chabad cousins’ place, but because over the past two days my diet has consisted mostly of white-flour products – lots of carbs.
The Hebrew word for carbohydrates is פַּחְמִימוֹת (pahkh-mee-MOHT). The word is related to the Hebrew word for coal – פֶּחָם (peh-KHAHM). I’m aware that there’s some kind of connection between the two – perhaps the scientists in Ktzat Ivrit’s readership can explain it.