tafkid

Definitions

  • divinely ordained purpose
  • task
  • assignment

Example Sentences

  • "I feel like teaching is my tafkid."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

תפקיד

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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