shanah alef, shana aleph, shanah aleph
- the post-high school gap year that young men and women spend studying at yeshivot and seminaries in Israel
- "I did my shana alef at Gush."
Languages of Origin
'שנה אלף, שנה א 'year A, year one'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
If it is succeeded, the next year is called "shana bet" ('שנה ב), year B.
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