sforim, sefarim, sfarim
- Religious books written in Hebrew or Aramaic.
- "Sforim.net: This is an ongoing project bringing sforim to the web in text format."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb ספרים sefarím 'books', Yiddish ספֿרים sfórim 'holy books'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Singular: sefer, seyfer, seifer (ספר)
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