RWMO

Definitions

  • n. 'Right-wing Modern Orthodox' - often University-educated and open to (certain) professional training and education, but seriously committed to halakhic observance.

Example Sentences

  • "The shul is RWMO--all black hats."

  • "He's RWMO but works on Wall Street."

  • "RWMO--he knows his stuff!"

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

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

Regions

  • North America
  • Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

  • None

Alternative Spellings

Right-wing Modern Orthodox

Notes

  • RWMO Jews are generally committed to 'learning' and follow the rulings of a particular rav. Men might wear a 'black hat' / dark suit, and women cover their hair. See also MO and LWMO.

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