Derasha (deh-rah-SHAH) listen
drasha (drah-SHAH) listen
drasha (DRUH-shuh) listen


  • n. "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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb דרשה derashá, Yiddish דרשה dróshe

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      droshe, drosha

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