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  • Haskalah

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

  • responsa

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

  • Tanya

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

  • tzitzit

    n. The fringes on a tallit or on a tallit katan.

  • wimpel

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