• "Bite-size crescent-shaped pastries, rolled around a variety of fillings, including chopped raisins and walnuts, apple, raspberry, [chocolate] or mun, topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • I can't believe I went to the shuk and forgot to buy rugelach!

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • Etymology

    • ראָגעלע rógele (plural ראָגעלעך rógelekh)
      • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Regions

      • North America
      • Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
      • Alternative Spellings

        rugeleh, rogelach, rogelekh, ruggelech, rugalah


        • Singular rugele. See info about ingredients and origin here:

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