Am Yisrael

Alternative Spellings

Am Yisroel, Am Israel

Definitions

  • "Literally, The People of Israel." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Moshe spoke to all of Am Yisroel."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עם ישראל

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

Notes

"Am Yisróel" is the Yiddish/Ashkenazi Hebrew pronounciation, and "Am Yisraél" is the Israeli/Sephardi pronounciation.

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