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The act of being forced to leave one's homeland.


A Jewish place of worship.


The spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation.


The scattering of Jews outside their homeland.


To become an official part of a certain teaching.
EX: The Torah was canonized


A state ruled by religious law.

Rabbi Yohanan ben Zaccai

Founded a Jewish school in Yavneh south of Jerusalem.

Nevi'im (neh-vee-EEM)

Hebrew word for "prophets"; the second section of the Hebrew scriptures including historical narratives and prophetic messages


the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation

Ketuvim (keh-too-VEEM)

Hebrew word for "writings"; third and final section of Hebrew scriptures displaying a wide assortment of themes and literary forms

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