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eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August) Ab , Av
sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March) Adar
French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935) Alfred Dreyfus , Dreyfus
intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people anti-Semitism , antisemitism
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox church Apocrypha
jewish male who has reached the age of religious responsibility; the ceremony bar mitzvah
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility bar mitzvah
jewish female who has reached the age of religious duty; the ceremony bas 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
Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life Berit , Berith , Bris , Briss , Brith
Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity Book of Ezra , Ezra
Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity Book of Nehemiah , Nehemiah
(informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests borscht belt , borscht circuit , borsht belt , borsht circuit
student of the Jewish Kabbalah Cabalist , Kabbalist
(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
third month of the civil year; the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in November and December) Chislev , Kislev
act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite circumcision
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
one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief daemon , daimon , demon , devil , fiend
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