Definition of Yiddishkeit in English:


Syllabification: Yid·dish·keit
Pronunciation: /ˈyidiSHˌkīt


The quality of being Jewish; the Jewish way of life or its customs and practices.
More example sentences
  • The ethics of Yiddishkeit, of Jewish humanism, did not come out of the air.
  • Well, together we started exploring how to connect ourselves to Jewish life, and I'm happy to say that our growing devotion to Yiddishkeit in many forms had a profound impact on one of my stepsons, who is now a Hillel Director.
  • Like Sophie Tucker, the later Woody Allen and Ben Katchor, Cahan had merged Yiddishkeit with popular culture.


late 19th century: from Yiddish yidishkeyt.

Definition of Yiddishkeit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards