bechina

Alternative Spellings

b'china, behina, bekhina, bekhine

Definitions

  • examination, particularly for rabbinic ordination

Example Sentences

  • "I only have one more bekhine before finishing smicha."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

בחינה

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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