yidishkayt, yiddishkayt, jiddischkeit
- "Jewishness"; sometimes used interchangeably with 'Judaism' or 'Jewish culture'
- "He really loves Yiddishkeit."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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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