n. Repentance (lit. "return").
n. Rabbinic answer / responsum.
"Don't put the fleishik mustard on the cheese sandwich, Shmuel! You're going to do teshuvah for that, right?"
"Rabbi Aaron H. Blumenthal’s minority teshuvah argued for women being allowed aliyot on all and any occasion, while Rabbi Sanders Tofield’s majority teshuvah argued that aliyot for women be restricted to special occasions." (source)
"In Jewish tradition, we would call this teshuvah — a process of reparations and restorative justice." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Hebrew תשובה tshuva
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
tshuve, tshuva, teshuva, t'shuvah, t'shuva
The responsum meaning is pluralized "teshuvot / teshuvos / tshuvos / tshuvot"
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