Sukkot

Alternative Spellings

Sukes, Sukot, Succoth, Sukkos, Succot

Definitions

  • The feast of the booths; a fall holiday when Jews live in makeshift huts to represent the time the Israelites spent wandering in the desert.

Example Sentences

  • "Are we building a sukkah for Sukkos this year?"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

סוכות

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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