- hot water urn
- "Where did you get the hot water?" "There's a kumkum in the kitchen."
Languages of Origin
קומקום kumkum 'kettle'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Jewish law forbids heating water on the Sabbath, so many religious Jews prepare hot water for tea or coffee in an urn before it begins.
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