tzeit

Alternative Spellings

tset, tzet, tzait, tzayt, tzait, tsait, tsayt, tseyt, tseit, tzeis, tzeys, tseys, tseis

Definitions

  • nightfall; the time when three stars have appeared in the sky (short for tzeit hakochavim - stars coming out)

Example Sentences

  • A baby boy born after tzeit will have his circumcision exactly 8 days later (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/134527/jewish/Zmanim-Briefly-Defined-and-Explained.htm)
  • A woman eating outside the Succah can make Kiddush before Tzeis (nightfall) as ... a woman is Obligated to do Kiddush Mideoraita, but she is not obligated to eat in the Succah. (https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/76915/kiddush-on-sukkos-before-tzeit)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

צֵאת הַכּוֹֹכָבִים (the stars coming out)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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