Definition of "kahal" [kahal]

  • (noun) The local governing body of a former European Jewish community administering religious, legal and communal affairs.

Use "kahal" in a sentence

  • "Vayak'hel begins by telling how Moses assembled the people to command them on the observance of Shabbat and the making of the Sanctuary; this act of assembly gives the Parshah its name (vayak'hel means "and he assembled" and is a form of the word kahal, "congregation")."
  • "Women could not be elected as parnasim or to any other kahal office."
  • "In the New Testament it is the translation of the Greek word ecclesia, which is synonymous with the Hebrew kahal of the Old"

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