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chesed

Syllabification: che·sed
Pronunciation: /ˈKHesəd
 
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Definition of chesed in English:

noun

Judaism
The attribute of grace, benevolence, or compassion, especially (in Kabbalism) as one of the sephiroth.
Example sentences
  • Abraham was famous for his acts of chesed, kindness.
  • God is also constantly engaged in sustaining all of Creation through acts of chesed.
  • For God to have created the world at all was nothing short of an act of chesed!

Origin

Hebrew ḥeseḏ 'grace, loving kindness'.

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