frumkeit

Pronunciations

frumkeit (FRUM-keit)

Definitions

  • n. Jewish religiosity, frum-ness.

  • n. "Observance of the Torah's precepts: orthodoxy." (Weiser)

  • n. "An observance considered stricter than normal." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "I'm very happy that my daughter's shidduch is invested in frumkeit."

  • "The Rabbonim have gathered to discuss the future of frumkeit in America." (Weiser)

  • "Frumkeit like his doesn't impress me; he only runs to learn when his parents have a job for him." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿרומקײט 'piety, devoutness'

    • 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      frumkite, frumkayt, frumkait

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