n. Break or interruption
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
Heb הפסקה hafsaká, Yiddish הפֿסקה hafsóke
- 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
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
Pronounced haf-SA-kah or haf-sa-KAH depending on context.
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