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Jan 25, 2011

how to say "fitness" in Hebrew...

At the end of today's dose, you'll find an opportunity to boost your fitness in order to help people in Israel with mental disabilities.

Even if you just joined Ktzat Ivrit yesterday, you almost certainly know the Hebrew word for that which is fit to be eaten according to Jewish law - כָּשֵׁר (kah-SHER) - kosher.

Fitness is כּוֹשֶׁר (KOH-shehr). For example, הַכּוֹשֶׁר הַגּוּפָנִי חָשׁוּב לָהּ מְאֹד (hah-KOH-shehr hah-goo-fah-NEE khah-SHOOV lah me-OHD) - Her physical fitness (literally, "the body fitness") is very important to her.

You're likely to hear Israeli men say informally אֲנִי הוֹלֵךְ לַעֲשׂוֹת כּוֹשֶׁר (ah-NEE hoh-LEKH lah-ah-SOHT KOH-shehr) - I'm going to work out (literally, "to do fitness").

How to combine your כושר with helping others...
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