hakafah

Alternative Spellings

hakafa

Definitions

  • a go-around (similar to sivuv)
  • parade, processional with the Torah on Simchas Torah

Example Sentences

  • "Where did you go for hakafos on Simchas Torah?"
  • "Before we go, let's do a hakafah and make sure we saw everyone."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

הקפה

Who Uses This

Religious, Orthodox

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

JPS, Glinert

Notes

Plural: hakafot / hakafos (הקפות). Pronounced ha-ka-FA or huh-KUH-fuh. The go-around usage is more common among Orthodox Jews.

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