mandelbrot

Alternative Spellings

mondel brodt, mandel brot, mandel bread , mandlbroyt, mandl broyt, mandelbroyt, mandel broyt

Definitions

  • "Literally, 'almond bread.' A crunchy, dry cookie, similar to biscotti" (JPS).

Example Sentences

  • "Avram brought his famous mandelbrot to the kiddush."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

מאַנדלברויט mandlbroyt 'almond bread'

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)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

"At Pesach, mandelbread can be made with matzah meal instead of flour" (JPS).

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