emunah

Alternative Spellings

emune, emuna

Definitions

  • "faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world

Example Sentences

  • "You need to have emunah and bitachon [striving]."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

Heb אמונה emuná, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Heb emúne

Who Uses This

Orthodox

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish, JPS, Glinert

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