Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The drama indulges in many shots of Avi citing religious texts, attending shul and praying in Hebrew over dead bodies. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Nov. 2022 The firetruck passed by the historic Breed Street shul and traveled as far east as Soto Street before parking at La Chispa de Oro for lunch. Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2022 Twenty-five years ago, the average shul did not spend much time or money on security; the last one out of the building had to make sure the front door was securely closed. Faygie Holt, Sun Sentinel, 26 Sep. 2022 The way a rabbi balances those imperatives, scholars say, can give a Modern Orthodox shul, or synagogue, its personality and appeal. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, 1 Mar. 2022 Because of those guidelines, Orthodox Jews need to live within walking distance of their shul, or synagogue. cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 The legal action follows a suit filed in June by the city against the shul, which operates at 4380 University Parkway. cleveland, 23 Oct. 2021 Concerns of shul goers led Rabbi Eric Frank, executive director of Agudath Israel of Ohio, and Vice Mayor Michele Weiss to voice their opinions on the matter during Thursday’s (Sept. 9) City Council meeting. cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 The lawsuit revolves around the need for a permit to operate the shul inside the residence. cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shul was in 1771

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“Shul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shul. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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