(Yerach is used for month, rather than the more common Chodesh.

The same applies to the word ay in the Turkish equivalent, balayı.

In Hungarian language it is called "honey weeks" (mézeshetek).

This is the period when newly wed couples take a break to share some private and intimate moments that helps establish love in their relationship.

This privacy in turn is believed to ease the comfort zone towards a physical relationship, which is one of the primary means of bonding during the initial days of marriage.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary reports the etymology as from "the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest." (1546) In ancient times honeymoon referred to the time of year when bee honey was ripe and cured to be harvested from hives or from the wild which made it the sweetest time of the year.

This was usually around the Summer solstice by end June.

The cops were frisking the young black men, a scene not all that unusual in Harlem these days, with New York’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy in full effect—a policy by which NYPD officers can stop and pat down anyone on the street based purely on the suspicion that they are carrying a weapon.

More unusual was the presence of Mormons, members of a church formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For four of these young missionaries, sharing their religion in this neighborhood has meant encountering both critics and those in desperate need of their presence.

Police activity at the front of the church was hardly enough to distract from the music and the aroma of hot chocolate.

Two male missionaries in white collared shirts, black jackets and ties continued their animated conversations with passersby who had stopped at the table for a warm drink.