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(Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel aliyah
(Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah aliyah
(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments Ark , Ark of the Covenant
king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC) Artaxerxes , Artaxerxes I
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility bar mitzvah
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility bas mitzvah , bath mitzvah , bat mitzvah
(Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked blintz , blintze
ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism Canaan , Holy Land , Palestine , Promised Land
(Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking challah , hallah
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC Channukah , Channukkah , Chanukah , Chanukkah , Feast of Dedication , Feast of Lights , Feast of the Dedication , Festival of Lights , Hannukah , Hanukah , Hanukkah
member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism Chasid , Chassid , Hasid , Hassid
ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism confirmation
religion believing in Judaism but adapting it to modern life Conservative Judaism
(Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law Day of Atonement , Yom Kippur
(Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem Fast of Ab , Fast of Av , Ninth of Ab , Ninth of Av , Tisha b'Ab , Tisha b'Av , Tishah b'Ab , Tishah b'Av
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim Fast of Esther
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Tishri 3 that commemorates the killing of the Jewish governor of Judah Fast of Gedaliah
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached Fast of Tammuz
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust Fast of Tevet
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Nissan 14 that is observed only by firstborn males; it is observed on the day before Passover Fast of the Firstborn
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