B'nei Yisrael


B'nei Yisrael (b-NAY yihs-rah-EHL) listen


  • n. Jews collectively (usually refers specifically to the Jews of the Torah, or more broadly, of the Tanach).

Example Sentences

  • "Similarly, Rav Schwab explained, every Jew can honestly declare, 'Hashem took me out of Egypt,' in the sense that we are each an individual cell in the larger body known as B’nei Yisrael." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בני ישראל / בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל 'children of Israel'

    • Who Uses This

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


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


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Bnei Yisrael, B'nei Yisra'el, Bnei Yisra'el

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