suk·​kah | \ ˈsu̇-kə How to pronounce sukkah (audio) \

Definition of sukkah

: a booth or shelter with a roof of branches and leaves that is used especially for meals during the Sukkoth

Examples of sukkah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women can, therefore, recite the blessings when eating in the sukkah. Rabbi Avi Weiss,, 14 Mar. 2022 But this year’s weeklong holiday of Sukkot, marks the first time that a sukkah was built on public grounds with funding from the local municipality. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 21 Sep. 2021 A few weeks after their Rosh Hashanah blending, both congregations joined to build a sukkah. Dave Schechter,, 3 Nov. 2021 Rovner is sitting on her patio, shaded by a sukkah, a traditional shelter consisting of a fabric roof held up by tree-branch poles. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 4 Dec. 2021 The public sukkah is part of a European-wide initiative European Days of Jewish Culture, a series of events celebrating Jewish heritage in dozens of cities in Europe each year in September and October. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 21 Sep. 2021 This year, the festival began on Sept. 19 with a sukkah-building program, and also included TischreiFest, a party named after the current month in the Hebrew calendar. Joe Baur,, 5 Oct. 2021 B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton hosted an outdoor Sukkot celebration in the sukkah that drew approximately 120 people. Sergio Carmona,, 24 Sep. 2021 The community is invited to meet under the sukkah (temporary shelter) for festivities including farm tours, Kid Zone, crafts by local Jewish artists, live entertainment, and food and drink for purchase. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sukkah

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sukkah

Hebrew sukkāh

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“Sukkah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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