In PEOPLE of the WORD we gain insight into fifty key Hebrew words that have been mistranslated and misunderstood for centuries. Each chapter takes the reader on an etymological journey into the big ideas that continue to shape Jewish thought, values, and culture to this day.

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About the Authors

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson Rabbi Zalman Abraham

RABBI MENDEL KALMENSON is the author of several best-selling books including Seeds of Wisdom, A Time to Heal, and Positivity Bias. Mendel was an editor at, has published hundreds of articles on Jewish thought, and his writings have been translated into eight languages. Mendel and his wife Chana established Chabad Belgravia in London, where they live with their children.

RABBI ZALMAN ABRAHAM is a member of the leadership team of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, author of several JLI courses, and director of The Wellness Institute—a division of JLI dedicated to youth mental health. Zalman previously served as a writer and editor at Kehot Publication Society and as Editor-in-Chief at Zalman lives with his wife, Leah, and children in Brooklyn, New York.

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