BT

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Ba'al teshuva, returnee to faith, Jew who chose to become Orthodox.

Example Sentences

  • "He then lists various things that identify him to others as a BT: lack of knowledge of Yiddish, tilt of hat, disarray of tzitzis, and laughing too loud at jokes." (sources)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • English

Etymology

  • English abbreviation for "ba'al teshuva" בעל תשובה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      B.T.

Notes

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