derash, d'rash, drosh
- n. sermon, interpretation of text
- v. give a sermon, discuss an interpretation of the text
- "Jennie drashed out the meaning of Bereishit after questioning the variety of translations of the word into English."
- "When do you do the drash - before or after you put away the Torah?"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Used primarily by non-Orthodox Jews (compare "drasha")
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