ben torah

Pronunciations

ben-toyre (ben-TOY-reh) listen
ben torah (ben TOE-ruh) listen

Definitions

  • n. A Torah scholar or moral individual.

Example Sentences

  • "He treats everyone with respect--he's a real ben torah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • בן תורה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      ben toyreh, ben toyre

Notes

  • Even among gender egalitarian Jews, this term is only applied to men.

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