Pronunciation: ( Seph.khôl' hä-mô-ed'; Ashk. khōl'hä-mō'ād, -moid'), [key] Hebrew.
the period between the first and last two days of Passover or Sukkoth, consisting of four days during Passover and five days during Sukkoth and having less than full festival status. Also,Chol Hamoed.
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