I have just come across the phrase "nachas rights" and Google does not lead me to a definition. It is in the writing of a British Jew, I expect from Stamford Hill.

  • Welcome Ian. Do you mean phrase? To elicit good quality answers consider adding as much information/context possible, e.g. where did you see this phase/phrase?
    – Oliver
    Oct 10, 2019 at 17:53
  • Sorry @Oliver, that's my bad spelling. Given the current issues on the stackexchange network, I don't think it is wise to say where I saw it. Oct 10, 2019 at 17:56
  • I don't know, but the first thing that comes to my mind is: "A man has the duty to make his children and his household rejoice on a festival." [Pesachim 109a] Oct 10, 2019 at 21:08

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"Nachas" is a Yiddish word/concept that signifies pride in someone else's accomplishments, usually those of one's children. So by extension, "nachas rights" signifies the right of a parent to brag about such accomplishments.

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    Nachas is נחתֿ, so it's of Hebrew etymology Oct 10, 2019 at 22:11

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