menschlichkeit (MENSH-lich-kait) listen
menschlichkeit (MENSH-lih-kait) listen


  • n. Niceness, kindness, decency, humaneness.

Example Sentences

  • "Have some menschlichkeit--your brother is crying."

  • "We try to teach our children not just to follow the rules and rituals of Judaism, but also to always act with menschlikhkeit."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • מענטשלעכקײט mentschlekhkait

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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