schlissel

Alternative Spellings

shlissel, shlisel, shlisl

Definitions

  • key

Example Sentences

  • "Shlissel challahs are best known as a segulah for parnassah, although there are other several reasons for baking a challah with a key in it." (http://matzav.com/danger-of-eating-shlissel-challah)
  • The door is locked- do you have the schlissel?

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שליסל

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Some Jews bake/eat shlissel challah - challah with a key in it or challah in the shape of a key - after Passover. Not a common tradition.

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