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ben torah

Alternative Spellings

ben toyreh, ben toyre

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

None

Notes

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

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