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kehillah

[Sephardic Hebrew kuh-hee-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-hil-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew kə hiˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈhɪl ə/
noun, plural kehilloth, kehillot, kehillos
[Sephardic Hebrew kuh-hee-lawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-hil-oht, -ohs] /Sephardic Hebrew kə hiˈlɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈhɪl oʊt, -oʊs/ (Show IPA)
1.
the organization of the Jewish population of a community that deals with charities and other communal affairs.
Origin of kehillah
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85, kehillah is from the Hebrew word qəhillāh community
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