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Usphizin/Ushpizot

Lit. Guests (Aramaic)
Biblical “guests” invited into the sukkah on each of the seven nights of the holiday. While the traditional ushpizin were all male, a new custom has been created, inviting female guests (ushpizot) as well. The seven ushpizin are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. The seven female¬†ushpizot¬†are Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail, and Esther.

Synonyms: Ushpizin, Ushpizot

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