• n. A gain, benefit.

  • n. A service.

  • n. An advantage.

Example Sentences

  • “There's a big toeles in selling cheap snacks near the yeshiva.” (Weiser)

  • “There's a big toeles in offering more nutritional snacks near the yeshiva.” (Weiser)

  • “There's no toeles in kissing up to the teacher. He grades straight by the numbers.” (Weiser)

  • "Discussing this is for the toeles and upbringing of your children and it is permitted. You can discuss this the same way other toeles things are discussed." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew


  • תועלת

    • 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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