yires shomayim, yiras shomayim, yirat shamayim
- "awe of heaven"
- "The school tried to instill yiras shamayim and ahavas Hashem [love of God]."
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).
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