shul

noun
\ ˈshu̇l \

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Irv Younger, 69, was a sweet man with a shock of white hair who would do anything that needed to be done at the shul. Murdered. Lou Weiss, WSJ, "Amalek Comes to Pittsburgh," 28 Oct. 2018 Dovid is nominated by the shul to inherit Ronit’s father’s position as rabbi. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Circle of Trust," 30 Apr. 2018 The shul's other Torah scrolls were also taken out for this celebration. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Aventura shul celebrates new CommUNITY Torah," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of shul

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shul

Yiddish, school, synagogue, from Middle High German schuol school

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The first known use of shul was in 1771

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