Emunah

June 20, 2006

[f., pl. “Emunot”]; Two meanings: 1. A belief; a basic assumption that lies at the root of a religious doctrine, as in “Emunot V’Deot,” “Beliefs and Ideas,” by Rav Saadiah Gaon; 2. Faithful; without fail; as in “VaYehi Yadav emunah ad bo HaShemesh,” “And his (Moshe’s) hands remained (aloft) without fail, until sunset (Shemot 17:12)