hechsher

Pronunciations

hechsher (HECH-shur) listen

Definitions

  • n. (Rabbinic) stamp or seal of approval--typically designating a product as kosher

Example Sentences

  • "Those potato chips have a hechsher."

  • "We don't hold by that hechsher."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הכשר

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • 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

      hecksher, heksher, hekhsher

Notes

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