shloshim

Alternative Spellings

shloyshim

Definitions

  • Thirty
  • 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

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

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