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Taharah — Ritual purification. Tachrichim — Burial shrouds. Chevrah Kadisha — Group of people entrusted with the mitzvah of preparing the body for burial. Keriah — Tearing of a garment or a ribbon as an expression of grief. Shivah — Seven-day mourning period beginning with the burial. Sheloshim — Thirty-day mourning period.
Unveiling — Dedication of the grave marker. Yahrzeit — Anniversary of the death. Kaddish — Prayer praising God. There are several Kaddish prayers recited during the service, one of which is recited in memory of the departed. Mitzvah — Commandment; obligatory responses to our Jewish traditions.
Minyan — Quorum of ten people necessary for public prayer. Tzedakah — Literally: justice, righteousness; the Hebrew word we use for charity. Haftarah — Selection from the Prophets read or chanted after the weekly Torah portion. Talit Talis — Prayer shawl. Hebrew School — After-school Hebrew classes. Sunday School — Classes in history, customs, and ceremonies. Religious School — Term that includes both Sunday school and Hebrew school, though in some synagogues it refers to only Sunday school.
Sometimes Religious school is referred to as Torah school. Cheder — Old-fashioned term for Hebrew school.
In Eastern Europe, it was the primary school. Shabbaton pl. Shabbatonim — A Sabbath program of study and celebration. Kallah pl. Kallot — A conclave or retreat.
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Chavurah pl. Chavurot — Informal group which meets together for study and celebration. Ulpan pl. Ulpanim — Intensive Hebrew course. Kiddushin — Marriage. Ketubah pl. Ketubot — Marriage contract. Chuppah — Canopy; it can be a talit, velvet or silk canopy, or floral arrangement. Ring — Traditionally it is solid, without stones. Sheva Berachot — Seven traditional blessings recited or chanted after the exchange of rings. Kiddush Cup — For wine, which is drunk after the Sheva Berachot.
Glass to Break — There are various interpretations of the symbolism. The traditional explanation is that the glass is broken in memory of the destruction of the Temple. Yichud — Time spent alone together by the bride and groom immediately after the wedding ceremony. Aufruf — Calling up of the bridegroom for Torah blessings on the Shabbat preceding the wedding. Mikveh — Ritual bath traditionally visited by the bride prior to the wedding. Fasting — Bridal couple traditionally fasts on the wedding day prior to the ceremony.
Get — Religious divorce.
Mezuzah — Ritual object consisting of a casing and a klaf scroll which is put on the doorpost s of the house. Klaf — Handwritten mezuzah scroll containing Deuteronomy , Pushke — Tzedakah box. Trefe — Literally: torn apart; food that is not ritually fit. It is the opposite of kosher. Milchig — Foods derived from milk or milk products.
Fleishig — Foods derived from meat or meat products. Seder — Literally: order; refers to program of prayers and rituals for the home celebration. Haggadah pl. Haggadot — Literally: telling. It is our duty to tell the story of Passover, particularly to the children. Matzah — The unleavened bread eaten in recollection of the hurried departure from Egypt. The eating of matzah is obligatory only at the seder. During the rest of Pesach, one may abstain from matzah as long as all chamets is avoided.
Chamets — Leavened bread and anything made with wheat, rye, barley, oats, and spelt unless supervised to ensure that it has not leavened. The Four Cups — Each has a specific place in the service. The first serves as the Kiddush; the second is taken at the conclusion of the first part of the seder; the third is the cup marking the conclusion of the grace after the meal; the fourth cup comes at the conclusion of the seder.
The four cups are said to refer to the promises of redemption made by God to Israel. The Four Questions — Questions asked at the seder. The answers to the questions form the rest of the Haggadah. The Cup of Elijah — Elijah is the herald of the Messianic Era when justice and peace will be realized.
Karpas — A green herb such as parsley or a green vegetable such as celery or watercress.
It symbolizes spring. Maror — The bitter herbs such as horseradish symbolizing the bitter plight of the enslaved Israelites. Charoset — A mixture of fruits, nuts, and wine. Its color and consistency is a reminder of the bricks and mortar used by the Israelite slaves.
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Shank Bone — Symbolic of the paschal sacrifice. To keep the children alert during the seder, the afikoman is hidden. The children find it and the leader of the seder must redeem it. Opening the Door — We open the door to welcome symbolically the prophet Elijah. Megillah pl. Megillot — Literally: scroll. There are five megillot in the Bible. The one read on Purim is Megillat Esther.
Purim Schpiel — Humorous play put on at Purim.