• adv. At the same time; simultaneously.

Example Sentences

  • “I went to the yeshiva office and bishas maise picked up my mail.” (Weiser)

  • “I was able to ride to New York and to learn the Daf Yomi bishas maise” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH בשעת מעשה 'in the act' > Y בשעת־מעשׂה beshas mayse 'simultaneously'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      beshas mayse, bishas mayse, beshas maise


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