plural noun

Ju·​da·​ica jü-ˈdā-ə-kə How to pronounce Judaica (audio)
: literary or historical materials relating to Jews or Judaism

Examples of Judaica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a few Judaica shops, some other bakeries, a Jewish bookstore. Devorah Lev-Tov, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Aug. 2023 The museum is buying superlative examples of Judaica, such as a Polish Torah crown from around 1800. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 1 Feb. 2024 Midge’s Jewishness is just as central to her identity as her comedy, and what better way to combine the two than with a piece from Susan Alexandra’s Judaica collection? Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 4 Dec. 2023 Six-Point Star: Wearing Star of David necklaces and other Judaica has become a way for some Jewish people to declare their heritage amid a rise in antisemitism. Raul A. Reyes, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 This matzah plate comes from the Blue Room Judaica collection, which celebrates heritage and ancient traditions. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, 21 Feb. 2023 Fishman is also the director of Project Judaica, JTS’s program in Ukraine based in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2022 Incorporating handmade touches like Nsikak’s textiles, especially the appliquéd matzo cover made in collaboration with the modern Judaica brand Hayom, made the occasion feel all the more special. Aliza Abarbanel, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Latin, neuter plural of Judaicus

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Judaica was in 1868

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“Judaica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judaica. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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