• n. Reasoning, basis.

  • n. An opinion, side.

  • n. A supposition.

Example Sentences

  • “What's your tzad to switch yeshivos?" (Weiser)

  • “It seems poshut; I can't hear the two tzads in this inyan.” (Weiser)

  • “On the tzad that you're also going, I can give you a ride.” (Weiser)

  • "reb e, that’s correct that there’s a strong tzad not to be concerned with what people do as a result of our keeping halacha – we do what we are obligated to do, and if people go off, it’s not our responsibility – because we’re only doing what’s obligatory on us." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH צד > Y צד tsad

    • 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



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