mitzvat anashim melumada


  • n. A rote action without enthusiasm or thought behind it; something done perfunctorily.

Example Sentences

  • "His apologies are always just a kind of mitzvat anashim melumada." (Glinert)

  • "Daylight Savings Time is a mitzvat anashim melumada (law of men, learned by rote) - in the words of Isaiah 29:13 - and every Karaite must oppose it." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מצות אנשים מלומדה, a studiously acquired commandment of men

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      mitsvat anashim melumada

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