• n. A Yiddish translation of the Chumash.

Example Sentences

  • My eyes grew wide when I read in the Tsena U’Rena, or Taytsh Chumesh, known as the Women’s Bible, that Sarah, a healer whose tent had been open to all throughout her long years, closed up shop forever in her shock at Isaac’s near sacrifice." (source)

  • "When the meal was over, the father chanted in HebrewShir Hashirim [―Song of Songs]. The mother sweetly sang the melody of the taytsh khumesh [the Yiddish translation of the Torah]. Over time, the candles flickered out, and the kerosene in the hanging lamp slowly extinguished. The house darkened and the family slept peacefully on fraytik bay nakht [Friday night]." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • טײַטש-חומש taytsh-khumesh

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

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