n. The Hebrew alphabet.
n. The basics; the beginning.
"Jewish children traditionally learn the aleph-bet at the age of three."Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
"I don't understand—start from the alef beys."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
MH אלף בית alef bet, Y אַלף־בית álef-beys
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
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