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Hebrew Translation Fail of the Day

Israel is currently leading the world in the coronavirus immunization rate, and a major reason for this is our universal healthcare system.

One of the main healthcare providers here is called Maccabi, and they apparently sent out the following English version of a survey to members who got the Pfizer vaccine:

Maccabi survey
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It seems they translated the word “נימול” as “circumcision”, which is one of its meanings. But the word can also mean “paresthesia” (the abnormal sensation of the skin like tingling, pricking, chilling, burning, numbness)

Ouch!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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