kibud av v'eim

Pronunciations

kibud av v'em (kee-BOOD AHV ve-AIM) listen

Definitions

  • n. The mitzvah of honoring one's parents.

Example Sentences

  • "If one's parents objects to one doing a specific chumra, technically one doesn't have to listen to one's parents since that isn't included in Kibbud Av Vem." (source)

  • "He asked his mother if he could get divorced? Now that's real kibud av va-em." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • כיבוד אב ואם / כִּבּוּד אָב וָאֵם kibbud av va'em 'respecting (one's) father and mother'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      kibbud av v'em, kibbud av v'eim, kibbud av vaem, kibbud av vaeim, kibbud av va'em, kibbud av va'eim, kibud av v'em, kibud av vaem, kibud av vaeim, kibud av va'em, kibud av va'eim

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