hachnasat kallah, hachnasas kallah, hachnasat kala, hakhnoses kale
- charitable support for poor young women to get married
- "Good evening. I've come for hachnasat kala for girls in Israel." (Glinert, The Joys of Hebrew)
Languages of Origin
הכנסת כלה "marrying off the bride"
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
North America, Israel
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Stress on last syllables in Modern Hebrew: hachnaSAT kaLA. On penultimate in Ashkenazi/Yiddish pronunciation, with a different vowel: hachNOsas KAla
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