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Mazel tov
"Congratulations!" - said after the groom breaks the glass at a Jewish wedding.
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Lamb of God
Jesus is said to be the Lamb of God; his death was the ultimate sacrifice.
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Register
Marriages have to be registered.
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Ensoulment
The addition of a soul to a human being. In Islam it is believed this happens 120 days into the pregnancy.
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One flesh
In Christianity it is believed that after marriage, two people become "one flesh". This is symbolised by the kiss.
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AID
Artificial Insemination from a Donor.
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Sheva brachot
The seven wedding blessings recited for a bride and her groom in Judaism.
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AIH
Artificial Insemination from the Husband.
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Get
The divorce document a husband must get for his wife in order to divorce within Judaism.
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Huppah
The canopy under which Jews get married, symbolic of the home and hospitality.
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Pushkes
A container kept in Jewish homes to collect money for charity.
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Redeemer
A person who compensates for the faults of something, e.g. Jesus in Christianity.
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Evangelism
Spreading one's faith and beliefs.
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Ketubah
A Jewish wedding contract.
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Yahrzeit
The day a year after someone's death in Judaism. The Kaddish is recited and a candle lit for 24 hours.
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Shiva
The week-long period of mourning for close relatives of the deceased in Judaism.
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Yahweh
The proper name of God in Judaism.
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Shloshim
The 30 day period after a burial in Judaism.
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Covenant
A formal alliance or agreement made by God with a religious community/humanity.
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Aquinas
The Christian who came up with the 5 principles of Just War.
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Sanctity of Life
The idea that life is special and sacred.
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Chevra kadisha
The sacred society who wash and dress the deceased before burial.
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Tzedekah
The Jewish word for charity.
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Interfaith dialogue
Positive interaction between members of different faiths.
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Hippocratic Oath
A promise made by doctors to preserve life.
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Stewardship
Looking after something for its rightful owner, e.g. humans look after the world for God.
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Beth din
The place from which a get is obtained for divorce.
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Omnipotent
All powerful
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Psalm 91
The psalm read at funerals.
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Keriah
The tearing of one's clothes as a mourning practice.
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Mikveh
A Jewish ritual bath taken before weddings.
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Smashing of wine glass
Symbolises the destruction of the temple at weddings.
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Made imago Dei
Made in the image of God.
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Agunot
A Jewish woman who is "chained" to her marriage.
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Tithe
The idea that Jews should give a tenth of their income to charity.
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Mamzerim
Someone born outside of marriage in Judaism.
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Shema
An important Jewish prayer about how there is One God.
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Yizkor
A mourning service for those who have lost loved ones.
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