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Gina B. Nahai

Oct 08

Excerpt from: “The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.”

October 08, 2014

That word, aabehroo, is one of those for which no equivalent exists in the English language. It alludes to the impression that others hold of an individual’s virtue and respectability. To have aabehroo means that the world regards a person in high esteem. To lose it — or, more literally, to have it leave the person — means he will live in shame unless he somehow manages to get his aabehroo back.

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