Litvish

Pronunciations

litvish (LIT-vish) listen

Definitions

  • adj. "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)

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      • South Africa
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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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