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Jew of priestly descent; descendant of house of Aaron
Jewish prayer shawl
The cantor or prayer leader of the synagogue or prayer services
The spring festival commemorating and reenacting the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in 1200 BCE
Pentacost, Jewish holiday commemorating giving of Torah at Sinai
Commandment, used to refer to a good deed
Ritual on afternoon of first day of Rosh Hashanah, symbolically cast sins into water
Greek word meaning desert, matzah hidden and found during seder, later eaten
Jews living outside the land of Israel, as citizens of the nations in which they dwell
Ritual object placed on door posts of Jewish homes (contains parchment with lines from Deuteronomy including the Shema
Quoram of ten adult Jews (traditionally, only men) necessary for public worship
The largest Hasidic group in the world today. Most live in U.S. and Israel, place special emphasis on outreach to nonobservant Jews and on Jewish education
Judaism as developed by generations of Jewish sages from 1st century BCE through present, rooted in biblical teachings and rabbinic interpretations setting norms for Jewish behavio
A term coined by reform opponents of traditionalism in 19th century as one of derision (old fashioned) but adopted by various groups of observant Jews, including the modern Orthodo
Betrothal. Though originally separate from the wedding, has, since the middle ages been part of the wedding ceremony
Ram's horn, sounded on New Year and celebration of New Moon
Evening liturgical service
Academy of higher Jewish learning
Jewish house of assembly, study, and prayer
Before the Common Era
Jewish religious movement that first arose in Eastern Europe in the 18th century in reaction to what some perceived to be the elitism of the medieval Jewish mysticism; sought to br
From Hebrew, (go). The rabbinic legal tradition; traditional Jewish law; rabbinic prescriptions for living a Jewish life
Name given to Jews after they settled in land of Israel (end of 2nd millennium BCE)
Joyous celebration of victory of Biblical Esther and Mordecai over Haman, who tried to destroy the Jews
Prayers used in a synagogue liturgy
Speaking evil of someone when he or she is not present, gossip
18 benedictions, the silent prayer, recited while standing, morning, noon, and night, in traditional Jewish liturgy which consists of 19 paragraphs, each ending with a blessing
Modern Jewish religious movement, originating in U.S. in late 19th century that emphasizes both tradition and change...emphasis on Israel
Jewish burial society; help clean and prepare body for burial
Order, refers to the Passover ritual meal
Hut erected in celebration of fall week long festival of Sukkot
Teacher and interpreter of Jewish law, today is also socio-spiritual head of a Jewish community or congregation
Symbolic boundary around a neighborhood or town enclosing and transforming it into a private domain, thereby permitting one to carry objects within the circumference on Shabbat
Hebrew Bible, 3 parts T=Torah N=Nevi'im (prophets) and Ketuvim
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God's revelation to Moses at Sinai, first 5 books of Hebrew Bible
Sanctification, refers to Jewish marriage ceremony; also name of tractate in Mishnah focusing on betrothal
The Jewish family that fought against Syrian Greek rule and in 167 B.C. restored the Jewish state in Jerusalem
Jewish elementary school
Jewish dietary laws (that which is kosher is suitable or fit; vs. treif--unsuitable
First of 3 daily services, morning liturgy
Term first used in 6th century BCE after fall of Southern kingdom, and tribe of Judah went into exile in Babylonia. Remains the name of Jewish people today
Day of Atonement, 10 days after Rosh Hashanah
'The Name,' term used by traditionally religious Jews in referring to God
Holy language of Jewish people and native language of State of Israel today; also name given to Abraham and his descendants up until they settled in the land of Israel
Image of God. Basic Jewish belief that all humans are created in God's image
Contemporary Jewish ceremony celebrating birth of daughter and her entrance in God's covenant with Jewish people
Central prayer of Judaism from Book of Deuteronomy 'Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One'
Ritual bath of running fresh water, one of women's three special mitzvot (other two are lighting Sabbath candles and baking challah) also used in conversion ritual
The Yiddish term meaning to pray
The Jewish New Year, the head of the year
Exile, term used to describe Jewish existence outside of the land of Israel
Bridal canopy
7 blessings recited under the marriage canopy in celebration of a wedding
At puberty, a boy or girl becomes responsible for keeping religious duties and observing commandments
Prayer of sanctification and praise of God recited at certain points in liturgy, including as a memorial prayer for the dead
The honor of being called up to the Torah to recite a blessing
Earliest corpus of Jewish law, edited in 200 CE by Judah the Prince. Organized in 6 orders, it forms the basis for the Talmud...613 commandments
Common Era
20th century American Jewish movement founded by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan that views God as transnatural power or process, rejected belief in Jews as chosen people, sees Judaism as ev
Covenant
Someone qualified to perform ritual circumcisions
Second of 3 daily prayer services, recited in later afternoon at twilight
19th Century religious movement founded in Germany that attempted to adapt Judaism to perceived spirit of the modern age, places greatest emphasis on teachings of prophets and soci
Candelabra, the special candelabra used on Chanukah is called a Chanukiyah
To return to God, Repentance
Jewish bill of divorcement
The divider set up between men and women in Orthodox synagogue
Ritual Circumcision
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Hebrew prayer book used daily, on Shabbat, and holidays (except RH and YK) derived from Hebrew word for 'order'
An agreement, or contrast between God and the Jewish people that binds each party to adhere to certain stipulations/promises
Sanctification prayer proclaiming holiness of Sabbath or holidays; recited over cup of wine
Mixture of apples, wine, and nuts; one of the ritual foods eaten during Passover seder, symbolizes mortar used in making bricks
Studying Torah for its own sake
Citron, used in celebration of Sukkot in the sukkah
Ancient Israelite writings which present themselves as sacred texts but were not included in the Bible. The most well known are the books of Jubilees, Maccabees, and Ben Sirach. Pr
Leavened products, removed from home in preparation for Passover
Jews whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, or European Mediterranean countries
300 B.C.-300 C.E., refers to period in which Jews influences by fusion of Syrian and Greek culture. Setting story of Maccabees
Principle of honoring the dead (not desecrating the body; burial within 48 hours after death)
Phrase in Mishnah to refer to goodness of studying Torah and earning a living, good to study and live a life of Torah while also participating in the modern world
Dedication, refers to 8 day holiday celebrating victory of Maccabees and their rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem to God
The Jewish people (means 'one who wrestles with God') name given to Jacob after wrestles with angel, also homeland of Jewish people
Bitter herb, one of ritual foods eaten at Passover seder
Braided loaf of bread, ritually baked and eaten on Shabbat and holidays, baked by a woman
Repair of the world, working with God to make world a better place in which all of us can live
Palm branch waved during sukkot
19th century Jewish religious movement founded in Germany by Samson Raphael Hirsch, rejects view that cannot be a traditionally religious Jew and participate in the modern world. T
Approximates concept of charity of money, time, and energy. Relates to concept of justice and making world right, obligation of Jews
Jewish marriage contract, a document providing support for a woman if her husband divorces her or dies
A citizen of the modern state of Israel (includes all citizens, Jews and non-Jews
Holiness
The seventh day, the sabbath, holy day of rest in commemoration of God's rest after creating the world in 6 days
Rejoicing in the Torah, festival in which yearly cycle of Torah reading ends and begins, dance with Torah
The narrative of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, recited at the Passover seder
Obligation of visiting the sick
Leather straps that traditionally religious Jewish men bind on their left arm and hand and above the forehead with boxes containing words from Deuteronomy
Mishnah and Gemara are two, each with Mishnah and different Gemaras. Palestinian or Jerusalem one completed 400 CE, Babylonian completed in 500 CE
Unleavened bread eaten at Passover
Prayer book used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Ceremony marking the end of the Sabbath and the beginning of the ordinary work week

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