20 Jun 2006

[f.; pl. “Middot]; characteristic or attribute; Divine or human, a measure; as in “Shlosh Esray Middot,” the Thirteen Attributes of Hashem;
or as in the principle that Hashem rewards and punishes “Middah K’neged Midah,” “Measure for Measure;” or as in “Al pi din Torah, Sochayr Yehudi Tzarich le-hishtamesh bemishkalim u-midot yesharim,” “According to the Law of the Torah, a Jewish merchant must use honest weights and measures.”