This is the revised list of Jewish terms that coincide with Professor Deans Homework assignment. I still have the full list of terms (it has been removed from this group for congestive purposes)
Hebrew meaning "container". A coffin or casket made entirely of wood and containing no metal parts.
A deceased female
The portion of the synagogue or temple raised above the congregation seating.
A religious singer who assists the rabbi.
Hebrew meaning "Burial Society". Holy Brotherhood of men or women from a synagogue who care for the dead. (Often referred to as "washers" by laymen.)
A funeral cortege.
A candelabrum with a central stem bearing seven candles. The oldest symbol in judaism.
A hexagram formed by the combination of two triangles, symbolizing a new (Star of David) hope for the Jewish people.
A word of many meanings: Good morning, Peace, Hello, Good-bye, Love, Until tomorrow, and Farewell.
Seven days of mourning following burial.
A special candle which is burned during the seven days of mourning.
The watcher (sitter) who remains with the body until burial.
Prayers from the Book of Psalms said before the funeral by a group of friends and the shomer.
The book of Law, instruction and learning.
Yamaka (Yarmulke, Kippah)
The skull cap worn by men at temple services and funeral services.
The anniversary of a death.
A memorial service recited four times a year.
Tachrichim for men
Seven (7) White linen garment without binding, hems, knots or pockets: Mitznefes, Michnasayim, K'sones, Kittel, Gartel (Avnet), Tallis, Sovev.
headdress for male
trousers with closed feet worn by both male and female
male - a shirt with sleeves female - a blouse
male - a robe with collar and sleeves women - a long robe
a sash worn by both male and female
a prayer shawl worn by male
a small linen bag used as a headrest by the male a linen sheet used by the female
worn by the female
worn by the female
Tachrichim for women
Eight (8) white linen garments without binding, hems, knots or pockets: Bonnet, Michnasayim, K'sones, Kittle, Gartel, Apron, Face Cover, Sovev.
covering for hair, worn by the female.
one god ancient scriptures (Old Testament) talmud (oral teachings of the Torah)
Three Jewish Religions
Orthodox - most conservative, ancient traditions and beliefs Reform - greater flexibility, adapted modern practices Conservative - somewhere between Orthodox and Reform, follow ancient traditions, have accepted gradual change