melaveh malkah


me·​la·​veh mal·​kah
plural melaveh malkahs
: a traditional weekly ceremony observed chiefly by Hasidim on Saturday evening to bid farewell to the Queen Sabbath and marked by feasting, singing, dancing

Word History


Hebrew mĕlweh malkāh, literally, escorting the queen

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“Melaveh malkah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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