hold by, hold from, hold of
- to be on the verge of
- to opine; to act in accordance with; to be of the opinion; to believe "maintain" (Weiser)
- to maintain a degree of religious observance
- agree with
- "FWIW, Reb Ahron Schecter holds the Choson & Kallah hold hands from the chupa to the yichud room (even though Reb Ahron doesn't hold from the Mitzva Tantz.)" (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/mitzvah-tantz-what-the-prob-exactly)
- "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)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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