tsa'ar gidul banim


  • n. The stress of raising children.

Example Sentences

  • "Have you seen how much camp costs this year? It's real tsaar gidul banim." (Glinert)

  • "Tsa'ar gidul banim, the pangs of childrearing, are universal (Shabbos 89b). But, when successful people fail to raise successful children, the torment of the parents is unusually severe." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • צער גידול בנים

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      tsaar gidul banim, tza'ar gidul banim, tzaar gidul banim

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