n. Uniform, standard expression.
n. A version, style (especially of liturgy).
"As someone a non-chassid who davens nusach sefard I have experianced a range of reactions by others, from mild condescension to being told straight out “you are not yotzei tefilla” can anybody please provide me with some clarity on this important issue?" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
TH נוסח 'formula' > Y נוסח nusekh
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- 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).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
nusakh, nusech, nusekh
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