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a religious stringency
A ritual where the kohanim recite the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24-26), blessing the rest of the congregation.
"A compilation of 300 years of rabbis' legal and ethical commentaries on the Mishnah...together, the Gemara and the Mishnah comprise the Talmud." (JPS)
a writ or deed of divorce
"Would that it be so" (Steinmetz, Yiddish and English)
"the opposite is more reasonable"; "you have it backwards"
Jewish communal gathering, conference
weekly Torah portion
"A condition of circumstance upon which a certain effect is predicated: Stipulation" (Weiser).
(pl. form tenaim only, used as sg.) "The original prenuptial contract, the tenaim dates from the 12th century. It is the detailed dowry and other financial arrangements, the date of the wedding, and the penalty if anyone backed out. Some traditional and Hasidic Jews still prepare a tenaim and read it aloud at an engagement party or sign it before the wedding ceremony, at the same time the ketubbah is signed" (JPS).
A condition, especially one made as part of an agreement.
(pl. form tenaim only, used as sg) "A traditional name for an engagement party" (JPS)
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