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  • Hebrew for "holocaust" or "disaster." Quoted in the news recently as a threat from Israel regarding what will transpire in Gaza should Hamas continue shelling Israeli territory.

    March 1, 2008

  • I think this is far more often used to refer to the Nazi Holocaust, though--is it not? (See also discussion on porajmos.)

    November 18, 2008

  • Yes, c_b, in my experience it is.

    November 18, 2008

  • It was the first time I had ever heard the term used as a threat--as in "we'll create another shoah in Gaza." It was kind of chilling...

    November 18, 2008

  • That's very chilling, indeed, skipvia. I had never heard it used in such a way either. Thanks for posting.

    November 18, 2008