What Does “Frum” Mean?


Hi, what is the definition of “frum” and what determines if you are “frum or not?” Thanks



  1. “Frum” is a Yiddish word. It originally meant “pious.” In Europe, when all Jews were Torah-observant, “frum” meant one who was exceptionally religious and righteous.

    Today, when so many Jews are not (yet) Torah-observant, “frum” has come to mean anyone who believes in the Torah and is observant of its laws.

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