Definition of sabra in English:
A Jew born in Israel (or before 1948 in Palestine).
- There were Ashkenazim and Sephardim, Ethiopians and Russians, American students and fourth-generation sabras.
- She couldn't be more of a sabra, growing up working in the kibbutz cowshed on Mount Gilboa.
- My former student Ori, the groom, is a sabra whose family emigrated to America, and this created the unforgettable experience of a highly traditional Jewish wedding under the redwoods of the Sonoma Coast.
from modern Hebrew ṣabbār 'opuntia fruit' (opuntias being common in coastal regions of Israel).
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