drasha

Alternative Spellings

droshe, drosha

Definitions

  • "Sermon, learned address." (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "At the wedding of the Brisker Rov's son Reb Dovid, the Chosson stood up and gave a drasha as was the minhag back then." (http://revach.net/article.php?id=4444)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb דרשה derashá, Yiddish דרשה dróshe

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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