hafsaka (haf-sah-KAH) listen


  • n. Break or interruption

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew


  • TH הפסקה > MH הפסקה hafsaká, Y 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
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • South Africa


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

      Alternative Spellings

      hafsoke, hafsoke

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