Hafgana

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • Demonstration, protest.

Example Sentences

  • For the second time today, rowdy Hafganos were held in Yerushalyim. https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/israel-news/1746004/violence-at-kikar-shabbos-nine-arrested-during-hafganos-on-monday-following-arrest-of-chareidi-sisters-videos-photos.html
  • "The Belzer Rebbe is cited among other Gedolim as forbidding participation in a hafgana unless the protest had a legal permit" (https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/523860/the-current-hafganos-why-everyone-holds-they-are-forbidden-a-halachic-analysis.html).

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

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

Regions

North America, Israel

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Plural hafganot (hafganos in Ashkenazi pronunciation).

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