suk·​kah ˈsu̇-kə How to pronounce sukkah (audio)
: 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 Many of the sukkah decorations in our guide, from garlands to decorative fruit, are versatile staples that can be used (and re-used) in different ways within your sukkah. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 24 Aug. 2023 This question has larger ramifications, bearing on whether the exemption of women from particular affirmative commandments fixed by time – such as dwelling in a sukkah and donning a tallit – means that women are prohibited by Jewish law from performing these commandments. Rabbi Avi Weiss,, 14 Mar. 2022 The Hebrew word for 'hut' is 'sukkah' and more than one sukkah is Sukkot, which is how the holiday gets its name. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021 Hillel at Miami University posted on social media this week that its sukkah was damaged on Oct. 15, the penultimate day of the weeklong Jewish celebration Sukkot. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 27 Oct. 2022 Brandspiegel's son hosted a socially distanced gathering at his home in East Brunswick under a sukkah, a temporary shelter used to observe the seven days and nights of the Jewish fall holiday Sukkot. Star Tribune, 20 Oct. 2020 Kevin Ladriere, 20; Eli Lauger, 20; and Santiago Arenas, 19 turned themselves in to Oxford police after Hillel at Miami's sukkah was upended on Oct. 15. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 22 Nov. 2022 Jews and non-Jews are able to enjoy cultural programming from Limmud Mallorca, including lectures in the sukkah and tours of the area, over the course of two weeks. Cnaan Liphshiz,, 21 Sep. 2021 Hillel at Miami University posted surveillance video on social media showing the incident where its sukkah was flipped on its side. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


Hebrew sukkāh

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sukkah was in 1875

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“Sukkah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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