daf

Alternative Spellings

doff, daff

Definitions

  • A page of a Talmudic tractate.

Example Sentences

  • "I haven't read a daf of Talmud in months."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

דף daf 'page'

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

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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