[b-hebrew] Response to chet bet lamed

wattswestmaas wattswestmaas at eircom.net
Mon Jun 21 16:03:17 EDT 2004


Dear Reiner, Karl and Peter,

Thankyou one and all, everything helps.  As a side issue, just for interest
the word 'CHaVaL' is used in modern hebrew as a colloquial expression to
mean 'wasting time'.

As a noun it is translated as 'Trauma' (as in Traumatic experience).  the
latter is of special interest in that one is OBLIGATED  in one's subconcious
responses to painful stimuli from the past to react in a pre-programmed
manner; also one is TIED and BOUND to the past in these responses,  they are
also PANGS of pain (delivery pains) when one responds to such sorrows from
the past. And aspects of one's character/maturity are RUINED  instead of
being free.

Just thought that it was indeed a clever modern hebrew word to use for
'traumatic'.

Greetings and brachot.

Chris.






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