ushpizin

Definitions

  • transcendent "guests" welcomed into the sukkah during Sukkot, one per day

Example Sentences

  • "According to tradition, the Ushpizin visit us in our sukkah every night of sukkot." (ohr.edu)

Languages of Origin

Aramaic

Etymology

אושפיזין 'guests'

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

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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