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  • Chabad

    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.

  • Eretz Yisroel

    Israel

  • Knesset

    Israel's parliament

  • maccabiah

    international Jewish sports competition, known as the Jewish Olympics, held (mostly) every four years since 1932; smaller regional competitions held in Jewish community centers around the world

  • remez

    "a mark or detail that suggests the existence of implicit information, a trace, an allusion" (Weiser)

  • Shabbat

    The Jewish Sabbath; Saturday

  • Shabbat Shalom

    Greeting or departing line (hello or goodbye) used on or during the few days leading up to Shabbat. Literally "peaceful Sabbath."

  • Yom Ha'atzmaut

    Israeli Independence Day