The letter “Z” is for zaftig.


Yiddish is a combination of the local languages of Germany, Poland, Russia, and other Eastern European nations where Jews settled from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. These words and expressions are still uttered daily by my parents, friends, and by me. You’ll find that many of these words are very fun to say!
Some of my favorite words are, tchotchke, bubelah, mitzvah, shmuck, macher, meshuggeneh, chutzpa, and the ever popular mensch.
The most common phrase has to be “Oy vey!”

But the one that I love is “zaftig”.  Can you guess the meaning?


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