chossen’s tish


chossen’s tish (KHUSS-ins TISH)


  • n. The gathering of the groom and certain male guests before a wedding, when the tenaim and ketubah are signed.

Example Sentences

  • "My favorite parable (that I first heard on my wedding day at the Chossen’s Tish from an awesome cousin who would soon become a rabbi) with an interdependence theme is the 'man who drills under his seat in a boat' story in Midrash Rabbah Vayikra 4:6 and setting that story to rhyme and melody yielded the first half of my song 'Rowboat'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH חתן 'groom' + Y טיש 'table'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      khossen’s tish

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