in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 28 words.
(Yid., ‘little room’).
Ḥasidic synagogue; developed as a centre of prayer, study, and social life when Ḥasidim were excluded
in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 122 words.
(; little room), room used for prayer gatherings as distinct from a regularly consecrated synagogue. In the eighteenth century,
in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English
January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.
E20 Yiddish (diminutive of shtub room, house; cf. German dialect Stüberl small room).
A small synagogue.
in Dictionary of American Family Names
January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.
1. German: variant of Stiefel.
2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish shtibl ‘small house’, ‘Hasidic house of prayer’.