Kin Groups and Descent. Extended kin groups based on descent are not important among Jewish Israelis. Kinship is bilateral, and the nuclear family is its most important unit. Remnants of other patterns—for example, patronymic kin groups ( hamula pl. hamulot )—can be found in some moshav communities settled by North African Jews.
Kinship Terminology. Kin terms conform to Western (cognatic) systems, translated appropriately into Hebrew.