hashgacha

Alternative Spellings

hashgokhe, hashgoche, hashguche, hashgacho, hashgakhah, hashgochah, hashgucha, hashgakha, hashgahah, hashgochoh, hashgocho, hashgaha, hashgachah, hashgocha

Definitions

  • 1. Divine providence, interference, attention 2. Rabbinic supervision designating food as kosher

Example Sentences

  • G-d supersizes a unique hashgacha to His people, the Jews.
  • I got to the bus stop just as the bus pulled in! What hashgacha!
  • I don't eat food with that hashgacha.
  • The restaurant is under the Hashgacha of Rabbi [Name].

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

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)

Regions

North America, Israel

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

In the divine providence sense, it is often a shorthand of the phrase "hashgacha pratit" or "hashgacha pratis" with the same meaning.

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