|kol ishah||(KOHL ee-SHAH)|
n. Lit. 'The voice of a woman'. Refers to the prohibition of men hearing the voice of a woman singing.
"He didn't go to the concert because of Kol Ishah."
"The school said that only mothers could attend the celebration because of Kol Ishah - the girls would be singing."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Observed by Haredi, RWMO and occasionally MO.
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