hashkafah

Pronunciations

hashkafa (hahsh-kah-FAH)
hashkafah (hush-KUH-fuh)

Definitions

  • n. Ideological outlook; point of view; "philosophy" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "I had a great time on our date, but I think our hashkafas may be too different to make it work."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • השקפה

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      hashkofe, hashkafa

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