Verb (Yiddish) – schvitz or schviting: To sweat, perspire, exude moisture as a cooling mechanism. Can refer to the use of a sauna or steam room to induce a schvitz. Some examples : “It’s too hot, I’m schviting here!””Let’s go for a schvitz.”
If you shvitz alot, you could be called a sweathog. Here is another sweathog! Hey, I remember a bunch of sweathogs, do you? RIP, sweathog, Ron Palillo and Robert Hegyes who played tough Jewish Puerto Rican wheeler-dealer Juan (Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos) Epstein. Hegyes died in January from an apparent heart attack at 60.


About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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