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chozer be-sheelah

Alternative Spellings

chozer beshealah, hozer beshe'elah, hozer besheila


  • someone raised Orthodox who chooses not to be aligned with the practice or ideology of Orthodox Judaism

Example Sentences

  • A Chozer Be'She'ela may leave Halachot (but still remember Kashrut with every bite) but how does he find friends?

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


חוזר בשאלה lit. 'returnee to question'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America




Plural is chozrei be'she'ela. cf. chozer b'teshuva (a Jewish returnee to an observant lifestyle)

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