hashgacha klalis


Hashgacha klalis (hash-GAH-kha KLAH-lihs) listen


  • n. Divine providence on a "big picture" or general/communal level (as opposed to hashgacha pratis).

Example Sentences

  • "My point is that the distinction between hashgocha pratit and hashgocha clalit neither makes entirely that much sense in an interconnected world, nor is it a comfortable blanket for me when it comes to the problem of evil. The death of an innocent due to the possible sins of a group with which they are affiliated is just as troubling to me as the death of an innocent for unknown reasons. It is still an individual dying." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • הַשְׁגָּחָה כְּלָלִית hashgacha klalit 'general supervision'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      hashgacha klalit, hashgocha klalis, hashgocha klalit, hashgacha clalis, hashgacha clalit, hashgocha clalis, hashgocha clalit, hashgacha kelalit, hashgacha kelalis, hashgocha kelalit, hashgocha kelalis

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