chol hamoed

Pronunciations

chol hamoed (chol ha-MOH-ehd)
chol hamoed (chol ha-moh-EHD)

Definitions

  • n. "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 and New Year's]."

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      hol hamoed, chol hamoad

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