ark

Definitions

  • "the cabinet at the front of an Ashkenazic synagogue that houses the Torah scroll." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The bar mitzvah boy will put the Torah back in the ark."

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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