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List of English words of Hebrew origin
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List of English words of Hebrew origin

This is a list of English language words of Hebrew language origin. This list is incomplete. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it.

;Ashkenazim : from אשכנזים ashkenazim (="German") ;bar mitzvah : from בר מצווה bar mitzvah'' ;bris : from ברית brit via Yiddish ;cherub, cherubim : from כרוב kherub, כרובים kherubim ;golem : from גולם ;Israel : from ישראל yisrael ;Jerusalem : from ירושלים ;kibbutz : from קיבוץ ;kippah : from כיפה (="skull cap") ;kosher : from כשר kosher ;Messiah : from משיח ;mohel : from מוהל via Yiddish ;rabbi : from רב ravi ;schwa : from שווא sheva "ְ" ;Sephardim : from ספרדים sefardim (="Spaniards") ;seraph, seraphim : from שרפ seraf, שרפים serafim

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