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  • almemar

    n. The platform on which the Torah is read in synagogue; the bima.

  • chazak u'baruch

    "be strong and be blessed," usually said to someone who participated in a religious service in some way (for example, has an aliyah, makes a donation, opens the ark, etc.)

  • nittel nacht

    Christmas Eve

  • responsa

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

  • tzitzit

    The fringes on a tallit (tallis) prayer shawl or on a tallit katan.