Definitions

  • adv. Translation of Hebrew "al regel achat" or Yiddish "af eyn fus": off-the-cuff; quick, quickly, quick answer (from a Talmudic story about Hillel summarizing the Torah to a potential convert while standing on one foot).

Example Sentences

  • Resources like this are common: "Reconstructionism on One Foot," "On One Foot: A Middle East guide for the perplexed," "Shabbat On One Foot: Making a Case for its Celebration"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • Heb על רגל אחת, Yiddish אױף אײן פֿוס

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

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