askan

Alternative Spellings

askann

Definitions

  • A Jewish social worker.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עסק esek 'occupation'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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