Definitions

  • n. Bat mitzvah, particularly a celebration in Orthodox communities that does not include services or reading from the Torah.

Example Sentences

  • "South Manchester Synagogue has prepared a special tefilla (prayer) for a mother to say on the occasion of her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah or bat chayil" (source).

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • Hebrew בת חיל 'bat chayil,' daughter of valour.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      bat chail, bat hayil, bat hail, bat khayil, bat khail, bas chayil, bas chail, bas hayil, bas hail, bas khayil, bas khail

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