Am Yisrael

Pronunciations

Am Yisrael (am-yi-SRO-el) listen
Am Yisrael (ahm yees-rah-EHL) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Literally, The People of Israel." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Moshe spoke to all of Am Yisroel."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • עם ישראל

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Am Israel, Am Yisroel

Notes

  • "Am Yisróel" is the Yiddish/Ashkenazi Hebrew pronounciation, and "Am Yisraél" is the Israeli/Sephardi pronunciation.

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