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  • This Thanksgiving let us remember that we are part of the vastly diverse and potentially functional family of humanity -- relatives, kin, clan, mishpocheh, mitakuye oyasin, kissing cousins to all the inhabitants of the Universe.

    Donna Henes: For This, Let Us Be Thankful

  • Back inside the dining room, a Chinese-inspired dinner was served to about 90 people, including much of the Rennert mishpocheh.

    Dinner at The House That Ate the Hamptons

  • This Thanksgiving let us remember that we are part of the potentially functional family of humanity -- relatives, kin, clan, mishpocheh, mitakuye oyasin, as the Sioux say, to all the inhabitants of the Universe.

    Donna Henes: Thanksgiving: Celebrating The Harvest

  • And our children and our family and Larry -- our whole family, Larry, Jr. and Chaia and Andy and the whole mishpocheh -- hi, Danny ...

    CNN Transcript May 24, 2009

  • A very poor and distant relation, for when he was sent over to meet his Manchester mishpocheh it was in the capacity of driver for one of the junior directors.

    Kalooki Nights

  • Why did malevolent Madoff target his own mishpocheh, the nice Jews of the Palm Beach Country Club?

    Home | The New York Observer

  • Meanwhile, Biden has been calling himself a zayde and telling Floridians they will soon be mishpocheh as he recounts how he took his sons to visit Dachau.

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  • It was a terraced house, modest but well kept, furnished with stripped pine and inexpensive third-world rugs, situated in those heights looking out over Heaton Park, not all that far, if my Manchester geography hadn’t deserted me, from where Asher would first have met his German mishpocheh.

    Kalooki Nights

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  • Mishpocheh, also mishpokhe (standard spelling) and mishpoche: definition from Hooray for Yiddish, by Leo Rosten, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982: "A family, including the most remote kin: cousin's cousins, third cousins once removed, nephews of nephews, et alia." Rosten forgot an important component, however: in-laws. Mishpokhe is never used to refer to one's immediate or close family, but only to a far larger group.

    September 14, 2015

  • "Or mishpokhe or mishpucha. It means “family,�? as in “Relax, you’re mishpocheh. I’ll sell it to you at wholesale.�?

    The Yiddish Handbook

    April 23, 2009