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Alternative Spellings

beinoni, bainoni


  • spiritually average person

Example Sentences

  • "Classically, a Tzaddik is a person who had more spiritual credits than debits, a Rasha has more debits than credits, and a Benoni has a balanced scale." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


Heb בינוני 'medium, middling; so-so, mediocre'

Who Uses This

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


North America



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