• v. To receive.

  • v. To undertake.

  • v. To believe.

  • v. To believe; 'buy it'.

Example Sentences

  • “The chassan wasn't used to being mekabel so many gifts.” (Weiser)

  • “The bochur was mekabel to learn one hundred blatt during the zman.” (Weiser)

  • “I couldn't be mekabel that he learned so many blatt in just one zman.” (Weiser)

  • “It's not that I don't understand your story; I'm just not mekabel.” (Weiser)

  • "Thus, in order to perform the mitzvah of adding on to the Shabbos, one must be mekabel Shabbos before sunset, for after sunset it is already Shabbos — regardless of his kabbalah." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מקבל זײַן mekabl 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).

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