- "Eve of." (Glinert) Evening, or the day before a Jewish holiday
- "What are you doing erev Rosh Hashanah?"
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Sometimes jokingly used for evening before a non-Jewish holiday ("I'm flying out Erev Thanksgiving")
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