in Jerusalem, Efrat and Raanana.
When I was in eleventh grade I perfected the art of falling asleep in class without the teacher noticing: I would lean my head into my palm, which was supported by my elbow placed on the desk.
|This guy won't fool the teacher.|
To sleep, in Hebrew, is לִישׁוֹן (lee-SHOHN). But to fall asleep is לְהֵרָדֵם (leh-heh-rah-DEM). For instance, אָסוּר להירדם בְּאֶמְצַע אֲכִילַת מַצָּה (ah-SOOR leh-heh-rah-DEM beh-EM-tsah ah-khee-LAHT mah-TSAH) - Don't (literally, it's forbidden to) fall asleep in the middle of eating Matzo.
להרדם falls into the נפעל (neef-AHL) pattern.
שבת שלום, סוף שבוע נעים וחג שמח לכולם!
Shabbat Shalom, have a pleasant weekend and happy holidays to everyone!