avodah zarah

Alternative Spellings

avoda zara, avoda zarah

Definitions

  • a tractate of the Talmud
  • idolatry

Example Sentences

  • "Look, from what I understand, if a Jew believes in J. that's Avoda Zara. If a gentile believes in J. it's not." (http://www.imamother.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46952&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&lighter=)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עבודה זרה

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Pronounced uh-VO-duh ZUH-ruh uh-VOY-duh ZO-ruh or avo-DAH za-RAH

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