drash

Alternative Spellings

derash, d'rash, drosh

Definitions

  • n. sermon, interpretation of text
  • v. give a sermon, discuss an interpretation of the text

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

דרש

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

Used primarily by non-Orthodox Jews (compare "drasha")

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