n. "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
Heb משפּחה mishpakhá, Yiddish mishpókhe / mishpúkhe
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- 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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