hesped

Alternative Spellings

hessped

Definitions

  • eulogy, funeral oration

Example Sentences

  • "Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury, of Hendon United Synagogue, delivered the hesped prepared by Rabbi Mirvis for Sunday's levaya." (https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/chief-rabbi-mirvis-misses-rabbi-lord-sacks-funeral-after-nhs-app-instructs-him-to-self-isolate-1.508398)
  • "Apprecitaing Our Gedolim - A Hesped on Rav Nissan Karelitz ZT"L" (https://www.kzmnmb.org/audio_library.php?media_id=343270)
  • "Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter of Yeshiva University and The Jewish Center shares divrei hesped for his rabbinic predecessor and role model, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm zz"l." (https://thelehrhaus.com/tag/hesped/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

הספד hesped 'eulogy'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

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