klaf

Alternative Spellings

kelaf, qelaf

Definitions

  • the specially prepared skin of a kosher animal, often used as parchment for kosher Torah scrolls or mezuzot

Example Sentences

  • Don't touch the Torah scroll with your hand. You don't want to get oils from your skin on the klaf.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

קלף

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Dictionaries

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