gemilut chasadim

Alternative Spellings

gemilus chasadim, gemilut hasadim


  • "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


גמילות חסדים

Who Uses This

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


North America


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).

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