Alternative Spellings

ad delo yada, ad lo yadah, ad lo yada, adloyadah, ad delo yadah, ad d'lo yada, ad d'lo yadah, adloyoda, adloyodah, ad lo yodah, ad delo yoda, ad delo yodah, ad d'lo yoda, ad d'lo yodah, ad loy yada, ad loy yadah, ad deloy yada, ad deloy yadah, ad d'loy yada, ad d'loy yadah, ad loy yodah, ad lo yoda, ad deloy yoda, ad deloy yodah, ad d'loy yoda, ad d'lo yodah, ad deloy yode, ad d'loy yode


  • A Purim carnival.

Example Sentences

  • "In addition to the Holon festival, Herzliya will host an Adloyada parade on March 12 at 10am." (

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


עד דלא ידע ad delo yada 'until (he) does not know', referencing the Talmudic statement that one should be drunk enough on Purim not to be able to differentiate the hero, Mordecai, and the villain, Haman.

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


North America


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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