Alternative Spellings



  • study group

Example Sentences

  • The YIML Pre-Shacharis Mussar Chabura for Men with Rabbi Steinberg will be starting a new and exciting limmud! (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Aramaic

Who Uses This

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


North America


Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).


Accent on second syllable. Etymologically related to chavura, but used in a different way. The /b/ is not from Aramaic, because the cognate word in Aramaic has a /v/ (Sokoloff, Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic). The /b/ may be due to confusion with the Biblical Hebrew word for 'bruise', which does have a /b/.

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