v. To be on the verge of.
v. To opine; to act in accordance with; to be of the opinion; to believe "maintain." (Weiser)
v. To maintain a degree of religious observance.
v. Agree with.
"Where are you holding in your learning?"
"Where is he holding in his Shabbos observance?"
"He holds by Rov Miller."
"With all that handshaking, I guess they're holding by an agreement." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
translation of Yiddish האַלטן haltn 'to hold; maintain, think; observe (holiday); stand' (verbal stem is האַלט halt)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
hold by, hold from, hold of
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