Lecha Dodi


Lecha Dodi (leh-KHAH doh-DEE) listen


Example Sentences

  • "I love the new Israeli version of Lecha Dodi, but nothing beats the traditional camp melody!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • לכה דודי lecha dodi 'come, my beloved'

    • Who Uses This

      • 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


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      Lekha Dodi, Lekhah Dodi, L'cha Dodi

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