kiruv

[kee-roov]

noun

Hebrew. the act or practice of bringing secularized Jews closer to Judaism, especially Orthodox Judaism, as through seminars, meetings, and religious rituals.

Nearby words

  1. kirtan,
  2. kirtland's warbler,
  3. kirtle,
  4. kiruna,
  5. kirundi,
  6. kisan,
  7. kisangani,
  8. kiselevsk,
  9. kisetla,
  10. kish

Origin of kiruv

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

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