ha la kashya


la kashya (la KASH-ya) listen


  • interj. Not a problem, no difficulty; when two (Talmudic) opinions appear to contradict each other, this expression signals that a resolution is at hand.

Example Sentences

  • "He said to take a cab; she said to walk. La kashya. He means when it's raining; she means when the weather is nice."

  • "As an independent minyan entrepreneur, a common question I get asked is "This is all well and good when you're in your 20s and 30s, but what are you going to do when you have children?", and I have steadfastly maintained that this question is irrelevant. La kashya (there is no contradiction): the question is irrelevant for Kol Zimrah (and other independent minyanim), but is relevant to us as individuals and as a cohort." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic


  • הא לא קשיא ha la kashya 'there is no difficulty'

    • 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)


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      la kashya

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