oisoi ho-Ish, Oto Ha-Ish, oto haish, oto ha'ish, oso ha'ish
- literally "that man", an irreverent/euphemistic reference to Jesus of Nazereth
- "Christmas is the birthday of Oso Ha-Ish."
- "There is a famous story about how a student in Rav Soloveitchik’s shiur was saying “Yeshu… you know, oto ha’ish…” and then Rav Soloveitchik interrupted, “What do you mean? Jesus?”" (http://www.the-daf.com/talmud-general-interest/bekhorot-2-saying-the-name-of-jesus/)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
This phrase is used to refer to Jesus in several Jewish languages, including Yiddish, Ladino, and Judeo-Italian.
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