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tsibur

Alternative Spellings

tsiber, tzibur, tzibbur, tsibbur

Definitions

  • The public.
  • The (Jewish) community.
  • A prayer group.

Example Sentences

  • Don't distance yourself from the tsiber.
  • I prefer to daven with the tsibur.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

ציבור Heb. tsibúr, Yid. tsíber

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

Used in several phrases, including "shaliach tzibur" (prayer leader), "shira b'tsibur (singing in public) and "tsorchei tsibur," (needs of the community).

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