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hachnasas orchim

Alternative Spellings

hachnasat orchim, hakhnoses orkhim, hachnosas orchim, hachnassas orchim

Definitions

  • hospitality (lit. "bringing in guests")

Example Sentences

  • "We love to do hachnassas orchim, so we try to host people every week."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

הכנסת אורחים

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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