- "faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world
- "You need to have emunah and bitachon [striving]."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
Heb אמונה emuná, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Heb emúne
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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