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kiruv

[ kee-roov ]
/ ˈki ruv /
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noun
Hebrew. the act or practice of bringing secularized Jews closer to Judaism, especially Orthodox Judaism, as through seminars, meetings, and religious rituals.
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Origin of kiruv

First recorded in 1980–85; literally, a bringing or coming near; nearing
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