See also: Assur



From Hebrew אָסוּר(asúr).


assur (not comparable)

  1. (Jewish law) forbidden
    • 1968, Samson Raphael Hirsch, Horeb: A Philosophy of Jewish Laws and Observances:
      Wool which has been shorn from it or which has fallen off it is assur (prohibited for any beneficial use) and if it becomes mixed with other wool the whole becomes assur (Y.D. 308).
    • 2006, Rabbi Alfred S. Cohen, editor, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, number 51–56:
      In their commentary, the Tosafot conclude that it is assur to inflict a wound in one's body (chovel be'atzmo) even if he benefits from it.
    • 2011 February 23, Philogos, “How To Understand Yeshivish”, in The Forward[1]:
      After chatzos it is assur to daven shacharis.