plural noun

variants or hakafot or hakkafoth or hakkafot
: a ceremony in the Jewish synagogue typically on Simhath Torah in which members of the congregation carrying the scrolls of the Torah make seven processional circuits around the bimah to the accompaniment of traditional hymns and songs

Word History


Hebrew haqqāphōth, plural of haqqāphāh circuit

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“Hakafoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hakafoth. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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