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  • bat mitzvah See full entry►

    n. In gender egalitarian communities, the ceremony of a 13- (or 12-) year-old girl's first calling up to the Torah, symbolizing her adulthood in Jewish life. can also refer to the girl herself. In Orthodox communities, refers to celebration of girl turning 12. "Celebration of a Jewish girl's coming of age; a girl who has reached that age." (Glinert)

  • chad gadya See full entry►

    n. The name of a song sung at the end of the Passover seder.

  • ketubah See full entry►

    n. "The Jewish marriage contract, traditionally written in Aramaic." (JPS)