: not observantespecially: not careful in observing religious rites, laws, and customs a nonobservant Jew
Examples of nonobservant in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAbout 300 people, most affiliated with EMIH but also including some nonobservant Hungarian Jews, attended a street celebration that culminated with the affixing of a new mezuzah at the synagogue by Rabbi Szlomo Koves, the head of EMIH.
Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Rabbi Steinsaltz was a devoted disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, and his Chabad-Lubavitch school of Judaism, which embraces nonobservant Jews and proselytizes among them.
Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2020
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