n. A biblical/Talmudic unit of measurement equal to the volume of one egg.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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"The egg is symbolic of several things, including the sacrifices in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, rebirth in spring, and the Israelites' new lives in freedom after the Exodus from Egypt" (JPS).
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