19 March 2010
The Hebrew word for hand is "yad", one of in Hebrew words that define friendship is also "Yadid", composed of two yad, or "holding hands".
With the intensity of friendship, the feeling of confidence deepens. The differences end up when there building a friendship.
Kohelet, 4:9-10 (Ecclesiastes), say:
9 - Two are better than one, since they have good reward for their toil. 10 - For if they fall, one will lift up his friend, but woe to the one who falls and has no second one to lift him up.
Friendship is clearly more than one connection in the context of Jewish culture. Friends help each other with loyalty, protection, support, unselfish love and moral guidance.
The friendship is defined as one of the primary relationships in life, sometimes more than relatives and blood ties.
The words in hebrew for Friend(s)
- Chaver, male singular,
- Chaverah, female singular,
- Chaverim, male plural,
- Chaverot, female plural.