ben adom, ben odam, benadam
- a human being
- The man who helped was una ben adam.
- "This is a beautiful, uplifting book about a real ben adom, a mensch, who saw evil and, instead of averting his eyes, did what he could to help the victims." (Washington Jewish Week: http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Broke-Into-Auschwitz-ebook/dp/B009OFEZM6)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Ladino
בן אדם lit. 'son of Adam, son of man'
Who Uses This
Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
Cf. Yiddish-derived "mensch"
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