hakafoth

plural noun
ha·​ka·​foth
variants: or hakafot or hakkafoth or hakkafot \ ˈhäkəˌfōth , -​ōs , -​ōt \

Definition of hakafoth

: 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

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History and Etymology for hakafoth

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 26 Jun. 2022.

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