ahavat Yisra’el n. Hebrew (ah-hah-VAHT yis-rah-ALE) Literally, “love of the Jewish people.” The phrase is most often used to describe relationships between Jews. “That play had anti-Semitic overtones; the characters were such stereotypes. For a Jewish writer, he certainly has no ahavat Yisra’el.”
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