shaloshudes

Alternative Spellings

shalosh seudos, shaloshudos, shaleshudes, shalosh seudot, shaleshides

Definitions

  • the traditional third meal of the sabbath, eaten saturday afternoon or evening beginning before the sabbath has ended. [lit. "three meals"]

Example Sentences

  • "We're going to Rachel's for shaloshudes."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish שלש־סעודות shaleshúdes

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

also known as "Seudah Shlishit" (סעודה שלישית); does not need to be a large meal. Tradition comes from a passage in the Talmud, although specific practices surrounding this tradition vary.

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