"She asked me whether we had a boydem above one of the rooms."
"I'm not surprised that Bibi took former MK and Minister Bennie (son of Menachem) Begin out of the 'boidim.'"
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
Yiddish בױדעם boydem 'attic', also borrowed into Modern Hebrew, where it often refers to a crawlspace under the roof
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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