Akedah

Alternative Spellings

Akeyda, Akeda, Akeydah, Akeidah

Definitions

  • The binding of Isaac (episode in the Torah)

Example Sentences

  • "The Akedah, the story of the binding of Yitzchak, lends itself to multiple interpretations." (http://torahmusings.com/2008/01/rav-soloveitchik-on-akedah/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עקידה

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

Can be pronounced with the accent on the ultimate or penultimate syllable

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