Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer
הרב יוסף גבריאל בקהופר
It is possible that "frum" today is used the same way as "Orthodox". "Orthodox" was not a term chosen by the Torah-observant community but a label created by the Reform and Conservatives so they could have a reference term when discussed those who were still properly observant of the mitzvos. "Frum", to a large extent, is used like that. I doubt the majority of people who use it routinely are aware of its deeper meaning, just like most Heterodox who use the term "tikun olam" have no idea what it is really referring to.
Are you related to Elias Bechhofer who is mentioned in this lecture about 40 minutes in?http://www.torahanytime.com/scripts/media.php?file=media/Rabbi/Mordechai_Becher/2011-06-27/A_Virtual_Tour_of_Prague_From_Cairo_to_Cambrige_Part_3_of_3/Rabbi__Mordechai_Becher__A_Virtual_Tour_of_Prague_From_Cairo_to_Cambrige_Part_3_of_3__2011-06-27.wmv
Frum is a Yiddish word, and therefore cannot be more than 800 years old, approximately.Rashi lived 1,000 years ago, therefore he never knew that word.___________________________________________________Want quick Torah quotes for your Shabbat table?Or simply for love of Torah any time?To receive quick easy Torah quotes from a variety of classic Jewish Torah books, please go to:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DerechEmet/Quick Torah quotes include: Midrash Tanchuma, Midrash Rabah, Tanna DeBei Eliyahu, Rashi, Rambam, Ramban, Shulchan Aruch, Mishnah Berurah, Pele Yoetz, Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer, Kav HaYashar, Shaarei Teshuvah, Sefer Chasidim, Sefer Charedim, Midrash Mishlei.For Jews ONLY! Thank you!