"The realm of evil or demonic powers and emanations; the domain of Satan" (Steinmetz)
"When a person refrains from doing an aveira [sin] or even a bad thought he subdues the sitra achra[.]"
Languages of Origin
סִטְרָא אָחֳרָא sitra achra 'the other side' (as opposed to סִטְרָא דִּקְדוּשָּׁה sitra dikedusha 'the side of holiness')
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
Who Uses This
"In Yiddish, sitre akhre means the devil or Satan" (Steinmetz).
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