hafsaka

Pronunciations

hafsaka (haf-sah-KAH)

Definitions

  • n. Break or interruption

Example Sentences

  • This statement was made by a professor at HUC. He said: "What do you do when a student returns minutes late from hafsakah?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb הפסקה hafsaká, Yiddish הפֿסקה hafsóke

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      hafsoke, hafsoke

Notes

  • Pronounced haf-SA-kah or haf-sa-KAH depending on context.

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