Tzom Gedaliah


Tzom Gedaliah (TSOM ge-DAHL-i-uh) listen


  • n. A minor Jewish fast day commemorating the assassination of Gedaliah, the righteous governor of Judea whose death ended Jewish autonomy following the destruction of the First Temple.

Example Sentences

  • "Does Chana fast on Tsom Gedalya?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • צוֹם גְּדַלְיָה

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Tsom Gedalia, Tsom Gedaliah, Tzom Gedalia, Tzom Gedalya, Tzom Gedalyah, Tsom Gedalya, Tsom Gedalyah, Tzom Gedalye, Tsom Gedalye, Tzom Gedalyeh, Tsom Gedalyeh


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