Ahavat Olam n. (ah-hah-VAHT -LAHM) Literally, “Eternal Love.” 1. The words of the that precedes the Shema in the evening service. It ’s eternal love for the people of . 2. ahavat olam Generally expressed as “love of the world.” A term to describe the motivation behind giving tzedakah or doing a mitzvah “just for ahavat olam.”

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (3). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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