|Modern Orthodox||(MOD-urn OR-thuh-dox)|
"They're an MO family who go to the cinema a lot."
"He's an MO rabbi, so he always quotes the New York TImes in his sermons."
"She's MO, so she won't cover her hair"
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Who Uses This
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
MO, Modox, M.O., M. O.
Often abbreviated (in writing) as MO / M.O. or Modox.
MO is used as a faintly negative classification by Charedim, implying a liberal, not to say lax, attitude to Jewish observance.
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