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klal yisroel

Alternative Spellings

klal yisrael

Definitions

  • "synonym for the Jewish people" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The story of Passover is the origin story of Klal Yisrael."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

כלל ישראל 'lit. all of Israel'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

More common among Orthodox Jews.

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