chol hamoed

Alternative Spellings

hol hamoed, chol hamoad

Definitions

  • "the intermediate days of the weeklong holidays of Pesach and Sukkot" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "On Chol Hamoed many Orthodox families go to amusement parks, the circus, ..." (Jewish Virtual Library). In a newsletter for a Reform Synagogue: "Come celebrate Hol Hamoad in the Sukkah with our rabbis." "Let's get together during chol hamoed Christmas" (i.e., the time between Christmas an New Years).

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

חול המועד

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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