- "I'll be in Yerushalayaim for the chagim."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Some American Jews, for political or religious ideological reasons, tend to favor this word over "Jerusalem" in their English speech, regardless of their fluency in Yiddish or Hebrew. It is very indexical of politically right-wing or religiously Orthodox speech.
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