noun. In any city, an area which has a relatively dense population of persons of Jewish descent, but not necessarily to the utter exclusion of other races, creeds and denominations.
In former times, these enclaves of Jewishness were called 'Ghettos
', although the term ghetto is now more commonly associated with areas populated by lower-class African American communities.
A good example of a Little Israel would be the Sarcelles district in Paris, France or Kew Garden Hills, Queens, New York.
Synonyms: Little Tel Aviv, Little Jerusalem, Hymietown