n. The infirmary at Jewish summer camps. Often simply called "the Marp."
"The mirpa'ah will ensure we meet the health requirements of our diverse population."
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
מרפאה mirpa'ah (or on many kibbutzim, marpe'ah) 'infirmary'
- Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
- North America
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Marp is short for Marpe'ah, which was the word for infirmary on many kibbutzim. It became the word for infirmary at some early Hebrew-oriented camps, like Herzl Camp in Wisconsin and Massad in the Poconos, and then spread to many other Jewish summer camps.
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