derech

Alternative Spellings

derekh

Definitions

  • (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).

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