mishpocheh, mushpuche, mishpokhe
- "Literally, "family". ...The word conveys a warm feeling of friendship." (JPS)
- On a wedding celebration invitation: "Come celebrate with us as we welcome a new branch of our Mishpacha"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb משפּחה mishpakhá, Yiddish mishpókhe
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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