B'nai B'rith

B'nai B'rith

[buh-ney brith]
noun
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:
< Hebrew bənē bərīth sons of the covenant

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B'nai B'rith (bəˈneɪ bəˈriːθ, brɪθ)
 
n
a Jewish fraternal organization founded in New York in 1843, having moral, philanthropic, social, educational, and political aims
 
[from Hebrew benē brīth sons of the covenant]

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B'nai B'rith
Jewish fraternal organization founded in New York City in 1843, from Heb., lit. "Sons of the Covenant," from bene, state construct of banim, pl. of ben "son" + brith "covenant."
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