Tikkun leil Shavuot
n. The tradition of staying up all night on Shavuot to engage in Jewish learning.
"Everyone in my friend group has prepared something for tikkun leil Shavuot this year.
"The Tikun Leyl Shavuot was just great up until three-thirty. Then I fell asleep..." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
תִּקּוּן לֵיל שָׁבוּעוֹת tikkun leil shavu'ot 'lit. service of Shavuot night'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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