yiras shamayim

Alternative Spellings

yires shomayim, yiras shomayim, yirat shamayim

Definitions

  • "awe of heaven"

Example Sentences

  • "The school tried to instill yiras shamayim and ahavas Hashem [love of God]."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

יראת שמים

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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