Wondering about the definition of mizpah? Keep reading to learn the meaning of mizpah, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!
What is Mizpah?
Mizpah describes a bond between two people that remains strong even over long distances or death.
It is a Hebrew term with no direct or perfect English translation.
More on Mizpah
In Hebrew, mizpah means “watchtower.” The term originates in the Bible’s book of Genesis, in the story of Laban and Jacob. They made an agreement and marked it with a pile of stones. The stone pile became representative of a mizpah (watchtower), and mizpah now is used to represent an emotional bond between two people who are separated from each other physically, and sometimes separated through death.
Mizpah is a great word to know for long-distance relationships, international friendships, or just the world traveler.
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