• v. To encourage, strengthen spiritually.

Example Sentences

  • “He was depressed that his learning was so weak, but the Mashgiach took the time to be mechazek him.” (Weiser)

  • "Thank you hashem i had the opportunity to be Mechazek the jewish community in Jersey city after being hit with that memorable horrifying attack..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מחזק זײַן mekhazek zayn

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mekhazek, to be mechazeik, to be mekhazeik, to be mechazeyk, to be mekhazeyk

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