• n. "[A] parallel meal for the poor at the same time as [a] wedding" (source).

Example Sentences

  • "Ideally a Seudas Aniyim would include as many indigent diners as there are guests the wedding itself." (source)

  • "Chabad Hasidim have a strong tradition of doing a seudas aniyim--lavish meal for the poor--before a wedding."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • סְעוּדָת עֲנִיִּים se'udat aniyim 'meal for the poor'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      seudat aniyim


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