Israelitic


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Is·ra·el·ite

 (ĭz′rē-ə-līt′)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel.
2. A descendant of Jacob; a Jew.
3. A member of a people regarded as the chosen people of God.
4. A Jew not descended from the tribe of Levi and not a priest.
adj.
also Is·ra·el·it·ic (ĭz′rē-ə-lĭt′ĭk) Of or relating to ancient Israel, the ancient Israelites, or their culture.
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Leo Kubowitzki, secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, who came to present "to the Holy Father, in the name of the Union of Israelitic Communities, warmest thanks for the efforts of the Catholic Church on behalf of Jews throughout Europe during the war" (L'Osservatore Romano, Sept.