Tomorrow Israel will lay to rest Former Prime Minster Ariel “Arik” Sharon.
Sharon suffered a massive stroke eight years ago, and since then had been in a coma.
אֲרִיאֵל שָׁרוֹן הָלַךְ לְעוֹלָמוֹ אַחֲרֵי שְׁמוֹנֶה שְׁנוֹת תַּרְדֶּמֶת.
Ariel Sharon passed away (literally, went to his eternity) after eight years of coma.
תרדמת is Modern-Hebrew creating a modern medical term by invoking a very similar term originating in Biblical – תַּרְדֵּמָה listen and repeat is a deep sleep or hibernation.
Sharon made mistakes, and he sparked the anger of virtually everyone on both the Israeli and international political spectra. He was also a great leader who cared deeply for Israel’s welfare.
יְהִי זִכְרוֹ בָּרוּךְ
may his memory be blessed