gemilas chesed


gemilas chesed (geh-MEE-lahs KHEH-sehd) listen


  • n. A loan of money without interest to help a needy person.

Example Sentences

  • "To whom will I turn for a gemilas chesed?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • גמלת חסד gemilat chesed 'bestowal of lovingkindness'

    • 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)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

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  • Plural: gemilas chasodim.

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