Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

Word Wednesday


Today’s word is MENSCH. I have a funny story about this one. The first time my son met his now wife’s family, her grandfather said to the girl my son would later marry that “He’s a mensch.”

My son called me later to ask what that meant and when I told him he was quite relieved since he thought the old guy didn’t like him. My son thought it meant a bad thing. It actually means that he’s a person of integrity and honor.
I’m glad the grandfather thought so since my son was raised that way and he seems to be carrying on his life in that manner.

The word itself is Yiddish and comes from the German word for person.