More than half of the words in modern Hebrew have roots in the Bible, and philologists continually craft new terms on their basis. So how do you say cupcake?
New Life from Old Words
Political Paralysis Could Leave Israel at the Mercy of Economic Crisis
With unemployment skyrocketing and the government contemplating renewed lockdowns in the face of a second wave of the coronavirus, Israeli Treasury officials have been working to craft a fiscal plan to pave the way to economic recovery. But the budget has been stalled by the rivalry between the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his primary coalition partner Benny Gantz, who is scheduled to replace him in November 2021. Haviv Rettig Gur explains the impasse, and why it matters: