The Hebrew root ק.ר.ב (k.r.b.) carries the core meaning of closeness.
Coming up this week is the holiday Passover, which is named after the Pascal Sacrifice, קָרְבַּן הַפֶּסַח (kohr-BAHN ha-PEH-sakh). The word קרבן means, fundamentally, that which is brought close - in the Biblical case, something offered up to G-d on the altar.
Another one of the many applications of this Hebrew root is קִרְבָה (keer-VAH). This is the word for closeness or intimacy.
In this song by Ehud Banai (dedicated to his wife), listen closely for the word קרבה. (If you can't see the video, click here.)
Make sure to repeat the word out loud, checking your pronunciation with the handy gadget below:
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