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  • Some sway back and forth - "shuckling" in Yiddish - while reading psalms. - NEWS 2009

  • The bowing and prostrating was not altogether different from the shuckling (rhythmic swaying) commonly done during Jewish prayer.

    Leora Tanenbaum: Nice Jewish Girl Attends Jum'a Before Shabbat 2008

  • "BROTHER Pierce!" suggested Winch, in a half-shuckling undertone.

    The Damnation of Theron Ware Harold Frederic 1877

  • One of this year’s campers had shuckling — the rhythmic prayer-rocking usually done by fervently Orthodox men — perfected.

    YOUR HEAD A SPLODE | Jewschool 2007

  • At every Kallah, there’s a line of bearded frummies outside the tent shuckling over their little ArtScrolls, and across the way, a very mixed minyan is doing yoga versions of the Hebrew letters.

    Fringe People 2003


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  • "I don't think my salary is under discussion, Mr. Pierce--"

    "BROTHER Pierce!" suggested Winch, in a half-shuckling undertone.

    - Harold Frederic, The Damnation of Theron Ware, ch. 3

    I'm stumped all ends up by this. "Shuckle" seems to describe a rhythmic movement of the body in Jewish prayer, which makes nil to zero sense here.

    July 31, 2008

  • I had a self defining experience which illustrated this word "shokeling" or "shuckling." As I labored in prayer for all that was important and dear to me in life I spontaneously adopted this posture swaying back and forth in prayer. It wasn't until months later that I discovered this gesturing was common among devout Jews. Here's a link to its definition:

    February 9, 2012