mitzvah tantz


mitzvah tantz (MITS-vuh tahnts) listen
mitzvah dance (MITS-vuh dants) listen


  • n. The Hasidic custom of the men dancing before the bride on the wedding night.

Example Sentences

  • "Few customs in Judaism are as debated as the mitzvah tantz." (source)

  • "In a culture where interactions between men and women who aren’t close relatives are usually brief and to-the-point, the mitzvah tantz is a rare direct interaction " (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • מיצװה טאַנץ mitsve tants

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      mitzva tantz, mitzvah tants, mitzva tants, mitzvah dance, mitzva dance, mitzvah tanz

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