shaliach tzibbur

Pronunciations

shaliach tzibbur (shah-LEE-ach tsi-BOOR) listen

Definitions

  • n. Jewish prayer leader.

Example Sentences

  • "Who wants to be shaliach tzibbur today?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • שליח ציבור 'lit. messenger of the public'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      shaliach tzibur, shaliach tsibbur, shaliach tsibur, shaliakh tzibbur, shaliakh tzibur, shaliakh tsibbur, shaliakh tsibur

Notes

  • Plural shlichei tzibbur.

    Often abbreviated to simply shatz / shats.

    See also tsibur.

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