chesed

Pronunciations

chesed (CHEH-sed)

Definitions

  • n. An act of kindness.

  • n. Kindness.

Example Sentences

  • You should go visit her in the hosiptal. It would be a real chesed.

  • "The chesed we strive to promote in our students is rooted in a sense of responsibility to serve the Jewish people and all of humanity -- leading with kindness to improve the world!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • חסד 'kindness, benevolence'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      hesed, khesed

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