adj. Describing a non-Orthodox Jewish prayer group or service in which men and women can participate equally and a mechitzah (boundary separating women from men) is not used.
"Are you going to the egal minyan? Or do you need the mechizah?"
"Hi folks, I'm visiting Austin next week over the Purim holiday and I'm looking for a progressive (read: trad-egal) Minyan/Synagogue/Havurah that will be hosting a reading on Wednesday night. Any ideas?" (source)
Languages of Origin
short for "egalitarian"
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- North America
Who Uses This
Stressed on first syllable: EE-gal.
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