tisch

Alternative Spellings

tish

Definitions

  • a festive friday night gathering, often involving alcohol and singing [lit. "table"]. in hasidic circles, the rebbe often hosts a tisch with hundreds of hasidim at which he shares his teachings.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

טיש tish 'table'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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