sidra

Pronunciations

sidra (SED-druh)

Definitions

  • n. Weekly Torah portion.

Example Sentences

  • "The opening Passuk in this week’s Sedra, in describing Noach, tells us נח איש צדיק תמים היה בדורותיו –Noach was a righteous man, perfect in his generations." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • סדרה, סידרה - sedre (Yiddish), sidra (Aramaic/Hebrew)

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      sedre, sedra, sedrah, sidrah

Notes

  • Non-Orthodox Jews tend to use the word "parsha" instead.

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