humrah, chumra, humra, khumre
- a religious stringency
- "Not eating matzah that's come in to contact with liquid isn't halachah, it's a chumrah."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic
Aramaic חומרא, Heb חומרה
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
See also machmir.
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