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Definition of "pilpul" []

  • Sophistry, hair-splitting, quibbling. (noun)

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Use "pilpul" in a sentence
  • "The Hebrew word pilpul precisely sums up the verbal gymnastics of Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, on the Three Wishes issue."
  • "They learned how to reason by using the logical system of rabbinical debate included in the Talmud’s pages, called in Yiddish pilpul."
  • "But the Jewish tradition of pilpul can create an entire world of meaning out of a seemingly unnecessary repetition of facts; why should a capitalization choice be any different."