huppah

noun

hup·​pah

variant spelling of chuppah

: a canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony

Examples of huppah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though the ceremony incorporated Jewish traditions, the couple did not have a free-standing huppah. New York Times, 13 May 2022 Waiting at a huppah draped with flowing white fabric was their officiant, Lisa Edwards, rabbi emerita at the Beth Chayim Chadashim synagogue in Los Angeles. New York Times, 6 May 2022 During the part of the ceremony that is under the huppah, Rabbi Duchman wore an item of Rabbi Schneerson’s old clothing, and Ms. Hadad wore a veil that is made from cloth once owned by Chaya Mushka Schneerson, Rabbi Schneerson’s late wife. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2022 Each rabbi stood masked on either side of the huppah, while their 30 or so guests sat spaced apart and masked. New York Times, 6 Dec. 2020 In the Jewish tradition, they were married beneath a huppah and broke a glass. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2022 Beneath a huppah draped with flower garlands in shades of red, pink, white and yellow, Mr. Lander recited lines from the Quran in Arabic and said blessings in Hebrew. New York Times, 17 June 2022 On July 21, in the garden of friends in Napa, Calif., with 18 people attending, the couple were married under a huppah made from a cloth the two had purchased in Mexico on their first big trip together. Nina Reyes, New York Times, 7 Aug. 2020

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huppah

variant of chuppah

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