Chazal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חז״ל ‎(khazál), which is an acronym for חכמינו זיכרונם לברכה ‎(khakhaméinu zikhronám livrakhá, our sages, of blessed memory).

Noun[edit]

Chazal pl ‎(plural only)

  1. (Judaism) The sages from the time of the Second Temple and afterward, through the sixth century C.E.