kulah

Alternative Spellings

kula, koolah, kuloh, kooloh, kuleh, kooleh, cooleh, cooloh, coolah, koola, kulo, koolo, kula, koole, coole, coolo, coola

Definitions

  • A lenient ruling or measure
  • "A leniency based on subtle legality: Loophole" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "As we have seen, a kula is a non-chumra." (https://books.google.com/books?id=2E9CAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA534&lpg=PA534&dq=%22a+kula%22+talmud&source=bl&ots=4v9sIWhTNw&sig=ACfU3U2MGUTuFm-3hxpGo092l3F3FL4rFA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwji5KWZoJTqAhX0JTQIHcxHC58Q6AEwAHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22a%20kula%22%20talmud&f=false)
  • "He lived his life by so many kulos that most people didn't even know that he was frum." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

קולה kulah 'leniency'

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

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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