tikkun

noun

tik·​kun
ˈtiku̇n
plural -s
: a recital of prayers and excerpts from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and rabbinic literature by observant Jews during the night on Shavuot and Hoshana Rabbah

Word History

Etymology

New Hebrew tiqqūn, from Middle Hebrew, collection of excerpts from the Bible and Mishnah, from Late Hebrew, arrangement, order

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“Tikkun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tikkun. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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