n. "Literally, "acts of loving kindness"", (JPS) often used in reference to charitable activities.
"Visiting a nursing home and donating food to a soup kitchen are examples of gemilut chasadim."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- 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).
Who Uses This
gemilus chasadim, gemilut hasadim
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