- to rule halachically
- "Rav Moshe paskens that this milk is kosher."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Yiddish פּסקענען páskenen 'to judge, rule, decide' (verbal stem is פּסקן paskn) (from Heb root פ-ס-ק, to rule)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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