The standing praer, said standing at all services
The Ark- part of the synagogue containing Torah scrolls
celebration of a boy soming of age at 13. Literally 'son of commandment'
celebration of a girl coming of age at 12, in Orthodox Synagogues. Literally 'daughter of valout'
Celebration of a girl coming of age at 12, in Reform Synagogues. Literally 'daughter of the commandment'
religious court, made up of rabbis
an engagement, traditionally 12 months before a Jewish Wedding
a platrform in a synagogue from which the Torah is read.
circumcision; the removal of the foreskin for religious reasons.
leavened foods, prohibited during the festival of Pesach(passover)
a person who leads or chants prayers in the synagogue
the canopy traditionally used at Jewish weddings
a commentary on the Mishnah which is part of the Talmud
text read during the passover seder recounting the story of the exodus
the code of conduct for Jewish life
an important and central prayer in the Jewish prayer service.
a white Jewish robe worn on solemn occasions and often used as a burial shroud.
the third section of the Tenakh- the writings
a skull cap
the unleavened bread eaten at passover
the seven branched candlestick
a scroll, containing the shema
a quorum of ten men required for a service
the first written version of the oral tradition; the authorative document was put together in 200CE
jewish rules or commandments
a man trained to carry out circumcision
a light kept burning in the synagogue- continual light.
the second section of the Tenakh- the prophets
festival in remembrance of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. Celebrated in spring
one who redeems and saves from the consequences of sin
The correspondence of Rabbies concerning religious decisions
the Jewish New Year
the ceremonial dinner on the first night(or both nights) of pesach
holy day of the week; day of spiritual renewal beginning at sunset on Friday and continuing to nightfall on Saturday
Jewish prayer affirming belief in the one God, found in the Torah
a rams horn which is blown like a trumpet particularly during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
'order': prayer book for daily, Sabbath and occasional use.
a prayer shawl
Commentary by the rabbis on the Torah- Mishnah and Gemara together in one collection.
performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah(the Jewish New Year). The previous year's sins are symbolically "cast iff" by throwing pieces of bread, or a similar food item, into flowing water e.g a river
small leather boxes containing extracts from the Torah, strapped to the believer's arms and forehead for morning prayers.
forbidden food- mean 'torn'
the only part of the ancient Temple of Herod remaining- Jews come to pray there- a place of pilgrimage
a memorial to the holocaust victims in Jerusalem
candle lit on the annual anniversary of a death
another name for the kippah, the skull cap worn during prayers and torah study
a college where the Torah and Talmud are studied
the day of atonement- a day of fasting on the tenth day after Rosh Hashanah