tisch

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. A festive friday night gathering, often involving alcohol and singing; in hasidic circles, the rebbe often hosts one with hundreds of hasidim at which he shares his teachings.

  • n. A table.

Example Sentences

  • "After dinner, we went to the Gerer Rebbe's tish."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • טיש tish, lit. 'table'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      tish

Notes

  • plural: 'tischen'

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