derech

Definitions

  • n. (lit. "path") Usually refers to an ethical lifestyle or the traditional, halachic Jewish lifestyle.

Example Sentences

  • "My cousin went off the derech for a little while, bu now he's religious again."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • דרך

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      derekh

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