Kol ishah

Pronunciations

kol ishah (KOHL ee-SHAH)

Definitions

  • n. Lit. 'The voice of a woman'. Refers to the prohibition of men hearing the voice of a woman singing.

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

  • קול אישה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

  • Observed by Haredi, RWMO and occasionally MO.

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