- transcendent "guests" welcomed into the sukkah during Sukkot, one per day
- "According to tradition, the Ushpizin visit us in our sukkah every night of sukkot." (ohr.edu)
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Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
The traditional ushpizin are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and David, although the order varies. Some non-Orthodox Jews may include the "ushpizot" - female guests - http://wlcj.org/resources/resources-for-members-and-friends/seasonal-materials/ushpizot/
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