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Some sway back and forth - "shuckling" in Yiddish - while reading psalms.
The bowing and prostrating was not altogether different from the shuckling (rhythmic swaying) commonly done during Jewish prayer.
"BROTHER Pierce!" suggested Winch, in a half-shuckling undertone.
The Damnation of Theron Ware Harold Frederic 1877
One of this yearâ€™s campers had shuckling â€” the rhythmic prayer-rocking usually done by fervently Orthodox men â€” perfected.
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