Alternative Spellings

teyglekh, teiglech, taiglach, taiglech, tayglech


  • a confection of dough balls dipped in honey/syrup and eaten at Rosh Hashanah

Example Sentences

  • "Although honey cake is a classic Ashkenazic dessert that has become synonymous with this holiday for Jews who are part of this community, I wanted to try my hand at something I hadn’t made before. So I turned to the numerous cookbooks that line my bookshelves and found this recipe for teiglach." (http://jwa.org/blog/eating-jewish-teiglach)

Languages of Origin



טײגל teygl (plural טײגלעך teyglekh)

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


North America, South Africa


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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