misnagdim

Alternative Spellings

mitnagdim

Definitions

  • Non-Hasidim (literally "opponents.")

Example Sentences

  • "Some Hasidim are still mistrustful of misnagdim, but that is less common than it once was."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מתנגדים

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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