sukkah

Definitions

  • n. A temporary dwelling used during the holiday of Sukkot.

Example Sentences

  • NY times article re: a blind rabbi running for congress, 9/13/08: "it would be foolish to dismiss the possibility that Dr. Shulman could make his own dent in the glass sukkah and mount a serious challenge to one of the most conservative members of Congress."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • סוכה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      suka, succah

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