Passing Phrase -

Holech Regel

Literally: (Someone who) goes by foot
Idiomatically: Pedestrian

We see this phrase in Rabbi David Altshuler’s (18th century) Metzudat David commentary on Ezekiel (23:6). There the sentence talks about those who are riding on horses and not walking. Today this phrase is commonplace, and unfortunately pops up in the news quite a bit. "Holchei regel chayavim lehiYot zehiRim kesheChotzvim et haKevish" - Pedestrians must be careful crossing the streets. Did you notice that in many countries a red light is only a polite suggestion?

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