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B'nai B'rith

[buh-ney brith]
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noun
  1. an international Jewish organization, founded in New York City in 1843, which institutes and administers programs designed to promote the social, educational, and cultural betterment of Jews and of the public at large.

Origin of B'nai B'rith

From the Hebrew word bənē bərīth sons of the covenant
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B'nai B'rith

noun
  1. a Jewish fraternal organization founded in New York in 1843, having moral, philanthropic, social, educational, and political aims

Word Origin

from Hebrew benē brīth sons of the covenant
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Word Origin and History for b'nai b'rith

B'nai B'rith

n.

Jewish fraternal organization founded in New York City in 1843, Hebrew, literally "Sons of the Covenant," from bene, state construct of banim, plural of ben "son," + brith "covenant."

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