admor

Alternative Spellings

admore

Definitions

  • A Hassidic spiritual leader.

Example Sentences

  • "In Hassidism, the role of an admor passes from father to son, hence the Hassidic dynasties." (https://books.google.com/books?id=iM_WDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT20&lpg=PT20&dq=%22an+admor%22&source=bl&ots=S0uiVILr0O&sig=ACfU3U33yB8dsIjnzypNYNTvaKg9lVXFEw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjhttzLy83pAhXEi54KHTa-AW4Q6AEwA3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22an%20admor%22&f=false)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

Acronym: אדונינו מורנו ורבינו ad(oneinu) mo(reinu) (ve)r(abeinu) 'our master, teacher, and rabbi'

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

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