hafgana (hahf-gah-NAH) listen


  • n. Demonstration, protest.

Example Sentences

  • For the second time today, rowdy Hafganos were held in Yerushalyim. (source)

  • "The Belzer Rebbe is cited among other Gedolim as forbidding participation in a hafgana unless the protest had a legal permit" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • Hebrew הפגנה 'hafgana,' pl. הפגנות 'hafganot.'

    • 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
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Israel


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Haphganos, Haphgones, Haphgonos, Haphganot, Hafganos, Hafgones, Hafgonos, Hafganot, Haphgoneh, Haphgonoh, Haphganah, Hafgoneh, Hafgonoh, Hafganah, Haphgone, Haphgono, Haphgana, Hafgone, Hafgono


  • Plural hafganot (hafganos in Ashkenazi pronunciation).

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