- 'of blessed memory', appended to the name of a dead person
- "[Bill Rosenberg], z"l" (in an academic e-mail exchange, referring to a deceased academic)
Languages of Origin
ז"ל zal (acronym for זכרונו\ה\ם\ן לברכה)
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
also zt"l or ztz"l (זצ"ל, זכר צדיק לברכה) for a prominent rabbi, tsadik
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