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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