n. Jews who immigrated illegally to Palestine during British control in the 1930s and 1940s - Aliyah Bet.
n. Biblical: the group of the Children of Israel that went, unauthorized, to the Land of Israel after the episode with the spies.
"On the shores of Israel’s Mediterranean coast lies a defunct detention camp that now serves as a museum of the legacy of the Ma’apilim" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
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plural of ma'apil
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