hakafoth

plural noun ha·ka·foth \ˈhäkəˌfōth, -ōs, -ōt\
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\ˈhäkəˌfōth, -ōs, -ōt\

Definition of hakafoth

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hakafoth

Hebrew haqqāphōth, plural of haqqāphāh circuit


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