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Alternative Spellings

tsiber, tzibur, tzibbur, tsibbur


  • 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


ציבור Heb. tsibúr, Yid. tsíber

Who Uses This

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


North America


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


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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