gehenna, geheynom, gehennom, gihennom, gihinnom, gehinnom, gehinom
- Hell (metaphoric)
- "Gehenom is very different from the popular image of Hell."
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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).
Synonymous with hell. It was an area south of Jerusalem where children were reputed to have been sacrificed to the idol Moloch and therefore regarded as accursed and evil.
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