• adj. Trustworthy; consistent.

  • adj. Firm, concluded.

Example Sentences

  • “In this kehilla, the butcher is oisgehalten.” (Weiser)

  • “His shita in kashrus is oisgehalten by all the modern teshuvos.” (Weiser)

  • "If someone has a minhag which is ‘oisgehalten’ (based on a solid source i.e. not a minhag shtus) then it is preferable to the generally paskened halacha." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אױסגעהאַלטן oysgehaltn 'logical'

    • Who Uses This

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      oisgehaltene, oysgehalten, oysgehaltene, oisgehaltn, oisgehaltne, oysgehaltn, oysgehaltne

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