tefillah

Alternative Spellings

t'fillah, tefila, tefilla, tefilah, t'fila, t'filla, t'filah

Definitions

  • prayer, services, or an individual prayer

Example Sentences

  • "We had tefillah on Shabbat."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

תפילה

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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