Litvish

Definitions

  • "Lithuanian"; associated with the rational, intellectual culture of Lithuanian Jewry; Yeshivish

Example Sentences

  • "He goes to a Litvish yeshiva now, the learning is much better than when he was in a Chasidish one."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

ליטװיש

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Often synonymous with מתנגדיש misnagdish, referring to the primary opponents of Hasidism (the Misnagdim), led by the Gaon of Vilna.

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