gemilut chasadim

Definitions

  • n. "Literally, "acts of loving kindness"", (JPS) often used in reference to charitable activities.

Example Sentences

  • "Visiting a nursing home and donating food to a soup kitchen are examples of gemilut chasadim."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • גמילות חסדים

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      gemilus chasadim, gemilut hasadim

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