maot hittim


maot hittim (mah-OHT khee-TEEM) listen


  • n. A charitable collection taken before Pesach to help poor Jews purchase matzah and the many other special foods required for the holiday.

Example Sentences

  • "Please donate to the maot chitim campaign today." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מָעוֹת חָטִים 'lit. money for wheat'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      maot hitim, maot chittim, maot chitim, maot khittim, maot khitim


  • "Pesach can be very expensive because of the pesachdik foods and wine needed for the week-long holiday. Today, many synagogues participate in this tzedakah project." (JPS)

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