kaboles ponem

Alternative Spellings

kabbalas panim, kabbalas ponim, kabbalat panim, kabalas panim

Definitions

  • the reception before a wedding ceremony, consisting of a tish (for men) and a bedeken (for women). Lit. 'receiving the faces'.

Example Sentences

  • "The kaboles ponem is at 1:00 PM, and the chuppah is at 2:00."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb קבלת פנים kabalát-paním, Yiddish קבלת־פּנים kaboles-pónem 'reception, welcome'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

Notes

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Weddings/Liturgy_Ritual_and_Custom/Wedding_Preliminaries.shtml

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