meykil, maykil, maykil, meikil, mekil, meykel, maykel, meikel, mekel, meykl, maykl, meikl, mekl
- "One who is not strict: Liberal, Latitudinarian" (Weiser)
- "Taking the lenient position: Liberal" (Weiser)
- A decisor who follows a lenient option and issues a kulah (lenient ruling).
- "Yielding to wishes: Indulgent" (Weiser)
- "Not harsh or strict: Easygoing" (Weiser)
- "The bochrim only like that teacher because he is meikl in marking tests." (Weiser)
- The Mashgiach is never meikl on attendance at seder." (Weiser)
- "The Beis Din was meikl on the damages, and only awarded a few dollars." (Weiser)
- "He went there specifically with his shaila, because that rabbi is known to be a meikl." (Weiser)
- "If you want to ask a rabbi what you should do, ask Danny's uncle. He's very meykl." (Glinert)
- "There are rabbis who are reported to be meykl and rabbis who are reported to be machmir." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
מקיל mekil 'lenient'
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)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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