aron kodesh

Alternative Spellings

ahron kodesh

Definitions

  • "Literally, "holy ark"." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The aron hakodesh stores the synagogue's Torah."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

ארון קודש

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).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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