\ ˈshu̇l How to pronounce shul (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit revolves around the need for a permit to operate the shul inside the residence. cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 The presence of a private investigator sitting in an SUV near a local residential shul unnerved some of its congregants attending Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) services Tuesday (Sept. 7). cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 Several of those walking to the shul noticed a man watching them while sitting in an SUV. cleveland, 17 Sep. 2021 This little shul, literally risen from the ashes as a symbol of Jewish perseverance, holds a minyan, or quorum, three times a day. Josh Nass, WSJ, 15 July 2021 The city filed on June 7 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctions as to the operations of the shul. cleveland, 26 June 2021 Lawyer Brian Green, of the Beachwood firm Shapero & Green, who represents University Realty and the shul, did not respond to emails for comment. cleveland, 26 June 2021 As recently as two months ago, the city brought suit against the organizers of another residential shul, one on Churchill Boulevard, and ultimately obtained a permanent injunction in court. cleveland, 23 Mar. 2021 Worse yet, a Jewish draftee ought not to be shown as a slacker who pretends shul-going piety in order to evade cleaning the barracks on the Sabbath. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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“Shul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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