• interj. Quiet!

Example Sentences

  • "Sheket bevakasha!"

  • "OK guys, sheket! I want you all back at the bus in forty-five minutes, got it?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • שֶׁקֶט⁩ shéket

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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