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[huh-dah-suh, hah-] /həˈdɑ sə, hɑ-/
a benevolent organization of Jewish women founded in New York City in 1912 by Henrietta Szold and concerned chiefly with bettering medical and educational facilities in Israel, forwarding Zionist activities in the U.S., and promoting world peace.
Origin of Hadassah
< Hebrew hădassāh literally, myrtle, the Hebrew name of Queen Esther; see Esther 2:7 Unabridged
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