laining (LAY-ning) listen


  • n. A Torah reading.

  • n. "A preliminary study of a sugya involving only a cursory understanding of it: overview" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "I still haven't learned my leining for my bar mitzvah!"

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
  • "I didn't know what shiur would be about, so I just made a leining on the amud." (Weiser)

  • "Ask him to prepare the┬áleining; he has the most achraius." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Yiddish


  • lain + ing

    • Who Uses This

      • 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


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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