June 2, 2005
On June 6, or Iyar 28, we will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in honor of the day Jerusalem was reunified during the Six-Day War in 1967.
An Original Word
Etymology – this means "the origin of a word," or where the word came from. For instance: the word "cap" comes from the Latin word caput, meaning "head."
Answer these etymological questions:
1. The Assyrians called it Ursalimmu; the Greeks and Romans called it Hierosolyma. What do we call it today?
2. If you got the first question right, answer this one:
The last part of the word is oka.
What does this word mean in Hebrew?
3. And finally: did you answer the second question? So, what does the name of the city mean? It is the city of ________.
Unscramble these letters to get the name of a town in Massachusetts that has a similar name to Jerusalem. (Hint: it wasn't a very "peaceful" place. They had witch hunts there in the 16th century.)
M L A S E
Why are so many weddings in June?
Fill in the blanks with the following words to get some interesting information about the month of June:
bath, custom, May, flowers, good, smell, married
Next time your Mom reminds you take a bath, think of this fact: back in the 1500s, most people got ______ in June because they took their yearly ____ in _____, and still smelled pretty ______ by June. However, they were starting to ______, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
That is how the _______ of a bride carrying a bouquet got started!
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