kashyeh, kashye, kasheh, kashya, kashah, kashoh, kasho, kasha, kashyah, kashyoh, kashyo
- Question, difficulty (Steinmetz), challenge, objection.
- A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.
- "What kind of kashe is that?" (Steinmetz)
- "We have a quite a kashya here."
- "It's no kashe how the Rosh Yeshiva's nephew got accepted to the yeshiva despite his shvache learning" (Weiser).
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish
Aramaic קשיא 'kashya' / Hebrew קשה 'kashe,' difficult, hard; Yiddish 'kashe'
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)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Not to be confused with kasha קאַשע buckwheat groats, which is often pronounced the same way.
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