beit sefer

Pronunciations

beit sefer (BAYT SEH-fair) listen

Definitions

  • n. A (religious) school.

Example Sentences

  • "My daughter is set to go to Beit Sefer Moriah next year - and there are so many things I don't know." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • בית ספר 'lit. house of the book'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      beyt sefer, bayt sefer

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