sherut

Pronunciations

sherut (shey-ROOT) listen

Definitions

  • n. Lit. "service"; specifically a shared taxi used in Israeli transportation.

Example Sentences

  • "You should take a sherut from the Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • שירות

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

  • Can also refer to 'sherut l'umi' (שירות לאומי), national service done in lieu of army service in Israel.

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