B’nai b’rith | Definition of B’nai b’rith at Dictionary.com

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[ buh-ney brith ]SHOW IPA

/ bne br /PHONETIC RESPELLING

WORD ORIGIN

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.

From the Hebrew word bn brth sons of the covenant

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B'nai B'rith

/ (bne bri, br) /

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

from Hebrew ben brth sons of the covenant

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

B'nai B'rith

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper

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