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  • Av

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

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • chas v'sholom

    interj. "Heaven forbid" (Glinert).

  • 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.

  • hesped

    n. Eulogy, funeral oration.

  • 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).

  • kibud av v'eim

    n. The mitzvah of honoring one's parents.

  • Kislev

    n. The third month of the Jewish calendar (or ninth if counting from Nisan).

  • kosher

    adj. "Acceptable according to Jewish [ritual] law" (JPS); "trustworthy, reliable" (Rosten); acceptable according to dietary laws.

  • Lag BaOmer

    n. The thirty-third day of the Omer on which the Omer's customs of semi-mourning pause for a day and on which it is a tradition to hold a bonfire and celebrate.

  • Maariv

    n. The Jewish evening prayer service.