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  • atzilut

    n. "The world of divine emanations" (Eisenberg & Scolnic).

  • Av

    n. The eleventh month of the Jewish calendar (or fifth if counting from Nisan).

  • Baal Shem Tov

    n. Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, widely regarded as the founder of Hasidic Judaism.

  • badchen

    n. A merry maker as at a Jewish wedding or other Jewish celebration.

  • beitzah

    n. "The roasted egg placed on the seder plate during the Pesach seder" (JPS).

  • Chabad

    n. An outreach-oriented branch of Hasidic Judaism that follows the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Chabad has thousands of branches around the world, including at many college campuses.

  • cheder

    n. Hebrew and religious classes (often on Sundays) for elementary school children.

  • Cheshvan

    n. The second month of the Jewish calendar (or eighth if counting from Nisan).

  • Elul

    n. The twelfth month of the Jewish calendar (or sixth if counting from Nisan).

  • Eretz Yisroel

    n. Israel.

  • g'mar chatima tova

    interj. "A customary greeting among Jews on Yom Kippur [and the period between Yom Kippur and Rosh haShanah]" (JPS). lit. "a good end of [the process of] sealing [in the Book of Life]".

  • gelilah

    n. "Binding and bedecking of the Torah scroll[.]" (Glinert)

  • get

    n. A writ or deed of divorce.

  • hadass

    n. Myrtle, one of the arba minim used ritually on Sukkot.

  • hagba

    n. The ceremonial raising of a Sefer Torah for all the congregation to see.

  • hazeret

    n. "A bitter vegetable, often romaine lettuce, sometimes placed on the seder plate" (JPS).

  • heichal

    n. The ark in a synagogue which holds the Sifrei Torah.

  • Hillel

    n. An organization for Jewish college life, especially in North America.

  • Iyar

    n. The eighth month of the Jewish calendar (or second if counting from Nisan).

  • Ketuvim

    prop. n. The third and last section of the Tanach.