bal tsdoke


bal tsdoke (bahl tsuh-DUH-kuh) listen


  • n. A charitable person; someone who gives a lot of tzedakah.

Example Sentences

  • "When I provide for you, my wife and daughter, I’m a bal-tsedoke, a charitable man." (source)

  • "You're father is a real bal tsdoke."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • בעל־צדקה bal-tsdoke

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      ba'al tsdoke, baal tsdoke, bal tzedukkah, baal tzedukkah, ba'al tzedukkah, ba'al tzedukka, baal tzedukka, bal tzedukka, bal tzedukah, bal tzeduka, baal tzedukah, baal tzeduka, ba'al tzedukah, ba'al tzeduka, bal tzedakah, bal tzedaka, baal tzedaka, baal tzedakah, ba'al tzedakah, ba'al tzedaka


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