Alternative Spellings

bdikeh, bdike, bidikeh, badikeh, b'dikeh, bedikeh, bidike, badike, b'dike, bedike, bdikah, bdika, bidikah, badikah, b'dikah, bidika, badika, b'dika, bedikah


  • Inspection or search, especially with regard to preparations for Passover

Example Sentences

  • "However, one should make a bedika in one's home before they go away." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


בדיקה bedika 'inspection'

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)


North America


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

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