apikoros n. Yiddish (ah-peh-KAY-riss) A religious heretic or skeptic; one who doesn’t believe. The term was first used in the to refer to a who renounced the . Apikoros is a Yiddish variation of , the philosopher who championed the pursuit of sensual pleasures.

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (7). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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