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B'nai B'rith

[buh-ney brith] /bəˈneɪ ˈbrɪθ/
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.
Origin of B'nai B'rith
< Hebrew bənē bərīth sons of the covenant Unabridged
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  • Very recently, the B'nai B'rith has taken the lead in a movement that goes straight to the heart of the matter.

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B'nai B'rith

/bəˈneɪ bəˈriːθ; brɪθ/
a Jewish fraternal organization founded in New York in 1843, having moral, philanthropic, social, educational, and political aims
Word Origin
from Hebrew benē brīth sons of the covenant
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Word Origin and History for 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."

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