Yerushalayim

Pronunciations

yerushalayim (yeh-ROO-sha-LAH-yeem)

Definitions

  • n. Jerusalem.

Example Sentences

  • "I'll be in Yerushalayaim for the chagim."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ירושלים

    • 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

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      Yerushalaim

Notes

  • 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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