mensch mensch  /ˈmɛnʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics

Usage(s):

  1. A classic entertainer and a professional mensch, he knows how to couch a daunting issue in human terms.
  2. Williams was mensch enough to go public with his drinking problem instead of hiding it as 99% of celebrities do until it graces the front page of the tabloids.
  3. As played by Jolie, she is a demanding, nails-tough woman, while Futterman's Danny is more easy-going but no less tenacious at his job a good reporter, and a mensch.

News

  1. Comments

    "Have fun with this!" read the email from my Jewish fellow critic. Good fellow that he is, he was leaving it up to his Christian counterpart to address the conversion of Superman from immigrant Jewish mensch to weird Christ figure . Gosh, thanks, pal.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  2. A questionable woman in the synagogue?

    Ah! How authors wax poetic about the allure of a vulnerable woman! How tempting it is for that mensch in shining armor to whisk that vulnerable waif off her delicate feet and carry her away on his white horse, how tempting to rescue her from unnamed perils, and especially from her own demons.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

  3. How To Install a Programmable Thermostat with Mensch with a Wrench

    Installing a programmable thermostat is the quickest and easiest way to take control of your energy costs. Being able to regulate the temperature in your home will help save your money when you’re not around. As the Mensch with a …
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

Quotes

  1. "I've never had a relationship with a record company like this," says Bromberg, who plans to record three additional albums for Appleseed. "Jim is just a really solid mensch."
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: David Bromberg Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "I worked with him 20 years ago on a film called 'Class Action,'" Hall said. "He was a mensch then and he's a mensch now."
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Robert David Hall Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  3. "He was really a mensch about it," Gregory says. "He said he was wrong. He said that to me, and then he said it publicly."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: David Gregory Source: Washington Post

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