- A son who will say kaddish for a parent (literally, "little kaddish").
- "You will be my kaddishl," said the dying woman to her son.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- קדישל kádeshl 'son', from Heb קדיש kadesh 'prayer of mourning'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Often used in a slightly derogatory manner because as the only son, he has an air of superiority. http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/792507/jewish/You-Be-My-Kaddishl.htm is an example of a story about a kaddishl.
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