Examples of shul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father convinced the House of Representatives to stop holding votes during the High Holidays in 1998, and former president Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law attended his home shul. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2024 Recently, in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a ye-olde Tudor-style mansion at 770 Eastern Parkway made headlines when a group of young Hasidic men were filmed brawling with police after emerging, improbably, out of a homemade subterranean passageway in a basement shul. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2024 The nonprofit has trained more than 1,000 people, including 47 volunteers who qualify under FBI standards who help patrol community schools and shuls. Emma Colton, Fox News, 30 Oct. 2023 Bacall and his team had gone shul to shul, trying to avert panic as news of the attack spread through the rumor mill. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 In Los Angeles alone, the sect boasts dozens of shuls, including special centers for Russian and Persian-speaking refugees. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 And at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox shul in Beverly Hills, membership would run them $2,630 for the year. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 And to have parking -- for what -- nobody’s driving to shul. cleveland, 6 Sep. 2023 Prior plans had the shul putting an addition on the house. cleveland, 22 Dec. 2022

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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 28 May. 2024.

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