Passing Phrase -

Tekufat Maavar

Literally: Period of passage
Idiomatically: Transition period

"Tekufa" can mean season, (Psalms 19:7), an era/period of time as in "Tekufat Ha-even" (stone age) or "tekufat Nissan" (springtime) (Talmud Eruvin 56a). "Maavar" can be a physical passage as in "Maavar Yabok" (the Yabok River crossing) (Genesis 32:22) or in a modern term "Maavar Chatsia" (pedestrian crossing). The usage of "tekufat Maavar" usually refers to a political situation when one party is leaving power and another one is coming and taking over. Or in a word - chaos.

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