Tzarot

June 21, 2006

[f., s. “Tzarah”]; Troubles or Misfortunes. For example, “Yaakov Avinu,” Jacob our forefather, suffered many “tzarot,” troubles, in his life, but also gave many blessings to his sons and to the world. Also a Yiddishism, as “Tzuros” or ‘Tzarois,” or some other variant, but all based on the Hebrew word cited above.