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  • Haskalah

    19th century Jewish Enlightenment, in which modern philosophy and literature entered Jewish consciousness

  • responsa

    Written decisions and legal rulings by rabbis appointed to be legal deciders.

  • Tanya

    the foundational text of Chabad Lubavitch written by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

  • tzitzit

    The fringes on a tallit (tallis) prayer shawl or on a tallit katan.

  • wimpel

    a long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin