shloshim

Definitions

  • n. The 30-day period after a deceased person's funeral, often marked with special remembrances such as family members studying religious texts in the person's honor.

Example Sentences

  • "I'm going to sponsor a kiddush for my uncle's shloshim."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • שלושים 'thirty'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      shloyshim

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