kollel

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Institution where married men pursue advanced Talmudic study.

Example Sentences

  • "A Community Kollel is a group of young, dedicated Jewish families who live, learn and teach in the community." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • כולל 'lit. community, collective'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      kolel

Notes

  • Some kollels, potentially in conjunction with their wives, offer classes and other rabbinic services to the Jewish community around them, especially in non-Orthodox neighborhoods.

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