sukkah

Alternative Spellings

suka, succah

Definitions

  • 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).

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