chozer b'teshuva

Alternative Spellings

chozer be'teshuva, chozer betshuva, chozer beteshuva, hozer betshuva, hozer b'teshuva

Definitions

  • a returnee to the faith

Example Sentences

  • "They give classes for chozrim b'teshuvah."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

חוזר בתשובה

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Israelis generally prefer this term over the term ba'al teshuva, though they are interchangeable. Fem chozeret beteshuva (חוזרת בתשובה). Plural chozrim beteshuva (חוזרים בתשובה). Fem plural chozrot beteshuva (חוזרות בתשובה).

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