- Literally "bring closer", used in the sense of bringing closer to traditional Judaism
- "Rov Glazer was mekarev me."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb מקרב mekarév 'bring closer, draw nearer' (infinitive לקרב lekarév), Yiddish מקרבֿ זײַן mekárev zayn 'to bring closer, draw nearer; befriend' (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Generally used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")
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