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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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Kramer, the associate rabbi at Temple Israel, officiated at the wedding ceremony as the couple stood beneath the chuppah (wedding canopy) on November 13, 1960, at Davis's home in the Hollywood Hills.
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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.