September 11, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #604856
What does it mean to be “shpitz” for a guy? What does the term “shpitz yeshivish” mean?September 12, 2012 2:45 am at 2:45 am #896660
thanksSeptember 12, 2012 3:40 am at 3:40 am #896661
tip,or top of ,like shpitz yeshivish = very yeshivish. Hard to explain but means top of the line.September 12, 2012 4:48 am at 4:48 am #896662
it means cool. usually that he spends all day in the bais but dresses to the nines.September 12, 2012 5:19 am at 5:19 am #896663
I second sam
Shpitz means to the utmost extent an embodiment of the thing totally it.September 12, 2012 6:04 am at 6:04 am #896664
I always suspected it comes from the Hebrew word “Shpeetz” – meaning the sharp corner point of a needle or blade. The apex, if you will.September 12, 2012 8:33 am at 8:33 am #896665
@curiosity – that isn’t a Hebrew word, it’s a German/Yiddish word.September 12, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am #896666
Are you sure you don’t mean spetz? Its to know a lot of something ussually perfectly….
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The Founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUCSeptember 12, 2012 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #896667
shpitz is a yiidish word. it means the point, as in the point of a nail. shpitzy means pointy; in yiddish its shpitzig. it is used in the vernacular to mean the pinnacle of something. so shpitz yeshivish means the pinnacle of yeshivish. but its not reall the teich. i heard a RY make a machaah on “shpitzig’ shich”, the ones commonly worn by yeshiva bochurim.September 12, 2012 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #896668
I guess that’s why I couldn’t find it in the Hebrew-English dictionary I was using.. It’s made its way into modern Hebrew so seamlessly that I honestly thought it had Hebrew roots. It’s surely listed in newer Hebrew dictionaries.September 13, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am #896669
Shpitz = typicalSeptember 13, 2012 1:00 am at 1:00 am #896670
Shpitz in German means a high point like the top of a mountain. I know this because it is my family name.September 13, 2012 3:12 am at 3:12 am #896671
OK…so can someone tell me why a SHPITZEL is called a SHPITZEL As in the ultra orthodox holier than thou head covering?September 13, 2012 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #896672
Again, probably because it’s on top (high point) of the head.September 14, 2012 7:51 am at 7:51 am #896673
maybe cuz its pointy like a football.September 14, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am #896674
A shpitzel covers the whole head- with not Sheitel underneath.
A hat is supposed to cover a big part of the sheitel- so only the front and back should be seen. The style now- where the hat barely lies on top of the head, defeats the purpose of wearing one.September 14, 2012 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #896675
In Chevron Yeshiva, they call the top notch learners, “shpitz”. This usually amounts to like 3-5 guys out of 1200 students.September 14, 2012 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #896676
shpitz means (i think) the epitome
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