a Jewish boy's transition into adulthood at the age of 13 when the Ten Commandments must be followed
a traditional Jewish prayer
ceremony celebrating circumcision; traditionally performed on the eighth day of life
first five books of the Hebrew Bible
special fruit eaten during the Succos festival
a Hasidic gathering
orthodox Jewish movement which emphasizes mysticism and creativity
honor your father
food that meets the guidelines of Jewish dietary laws
affirmation of faith to be recited when going ot bed and when getting up
yeshiva teacher in charge of students' spiritual growth
Yiddish for "congratulations"
anecdotal or allegorical material used to teach a moral
ritual bath of purification
festival celebrating the Jewish exodus from Egypt
traditional hair worn long at the temples; also called earlocks or sidecurls
Hebrew for "Passover"
spiritual master and advisor of a Hasidic group
Ribbono Shel Olom
reference to the Master of the Universe
the Jewish New Year
feast celebrating the Jewish exodus from Egypt
day of rest which begins every Friday at sunset and lasts untl nightfall on Saturday
horn sounded on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashonoh
literally "the other side"
holiday on which Jewish people leave their homes to live in temporary dwellings
collection of interpretations and commentary on the Torah
day of fasting in recognition of the misfortune that has plagued Jews throughout history
Can refer to the Hebrew Bible or the five books of Moses
school in which Torah is primary focus
the holiest of Jewish holidays
songs sung at the Shabbos table
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