Yid·​dish·​keit | \ -shˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of Yiddishkeit

: Jewish character or quality : Jewish way of life : jewishness

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History and Etymology for Yiddishkeit

Yiddish yidishkeyt, from yidish, adjective, Jewish (from Middle High German jüdisch) + -keyt -hood, from Middle High German -keit, alteration of -heit, from Old High German

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“Yiddishkeit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yiddishkeit. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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