n. Divine providence, interference, attention.
"God provides 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."
"Hashgacha is a kind of two-way interplay between Creator and creation, whereby each one responds and interacts with the other." (source)
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)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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