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What's in a Word?

Friday, 12 June, 2015 - 8:07 pm

In the English language, homonyms are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. 

In Hebrew, however, any time the root of a word has dual meanings, they are always interconnected and teach us a generality of wisdom.

For example, let's look at WORD itself: the root DAVAR means both a word and a thing.blog post.jpg

The lesson?

Words are powerful. They are not just a method of articulation that you give and receive.

They create things.

We see this in the beginning of time, when G-d literally created things with His words.

He said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

And all of us have experienced this power firsthand, where words have destroyed, and words have built up. Words have hurt, and words have healed. Invigorated. Inspired big things. 

What do your words create?

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