hachnosas kallah


hachnosas kallah (hach-NO-sas KOH-lah) listen


  • n. Charitable support for poor young women to get married.

Example Sentences

  • "Good evening. I've come for hachnasat kala for girls in Israel." (Glinert, The Joys of Hebrew)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • Hebrew הכנסת כלה "marrying off the bride", lit. "the bride entering"

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Israel


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

      Alternative Spellings

      hachnasat kala, hachnasas kallah, hachnasat kallah, hakhnoses kale


  • Stress on last syllables in Modern Hebrew: hachnaSAT kaLA. On penultimate in Ashkenazi/Yiddish pronunciation, with a different vowel: hachNOsas KAla

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