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also hup·pah  (KHo͝op′ə, KHo͞o-pä′)
n. pl. chup·pahs or chup·poth (KHo͞o-pōt′, -pōs′) or chup·pot (KHo͞o-pōt′, -pōs′) also hup·pahs or hup·poth (KHo͞o-pōt′, -pōs′) or hup·pot (KHo͞o-pōt′, -pōs′)
A canopy on four posts held over the couple being married during a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.

[Hebrew ḥuppâ, covering, canopy, bridal chamber, from ḥāpap, to surround, cover; see ḥpp in Semitic roots.]


(ˈhʊpə) or


1. (Judaism) the canopy under which a marriage is performed
2. (Judaism) the wedding ceremony as distinct from the celebration
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The wedding took place on a lawn underneath a chuppah.
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The chuppah was lit by the glow of dozens of votive candles, which reflected beautifully in the mirrors of the Venetian room and gave the entire room a warm glow.
For one example, she linked the domed birdcage to the chuppah, the Jewish wedding canopy--a connection that I hadn't made, but that made sense to me, since that ceremony lends itself more to performance in the round than does the Christian ritual before the altar, and it was in the round that the birdcage was installed.
ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract), drinking from a kiddush cup, and the couple stood under a chuppah, or canopy during the ceremony.
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When I stand with Seth under the chuppah to be married, I will be called by my Hebrew name: D'vorah Perach, daughter of Yosef and Shulamit.
A little after sundown, more of the Ilmyen family arrived, notably Jutta's Uncle Keres, who expressed loud opinions about the holly swags resting on the window sills and who could not stop adjusting the stanchions of the chuppah, a shawl tied to four poles that the Ilmyens had erected on the platform.
I liked the way the cantor does all the singing: no communal grunting through unfamiliar hymns, the hundred or so guests simply enjoying the sea view and the romance as Jo and I plighted our troth under the chuppah, symbol of our home, with my two sons as best man and "ringbearer".
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