Glossary 

 

Glossary of Terms

bs"d Besiyata DeShamaya - An Aramaic term meaning "with the help of Heaven".

Chumash

The Five Books of Moses from the Bible.

Chanukah Jewish Holiday that celebrates the Jewish military and spiritual victory over the Greeks. The eight days of the holiday commemorate the miracle of a pure flask of daily olive oil for the menorah that was found that kindled for eight days. Starts the 25th of Kislev

Gemara

See Talmud

Halacha

Jewish Law

Hashkafa

Jewish Outlook / Thought

Kislev The Third Jewish Month from Rosh Hashana.

Mussar

Self-improvement works particularly for developing one’s character traits.

Mishna

Laws compiled from the Oral Torah.

Nach

The Book of Prophets and the Book of Writings from the Bible.

Navi

The Book of Prophets in the Bible.

Rosh Hashana The Jewish new year. Literally "Head of the  year." Falls the 1st of the month of Tishrei. 

Talmud

Compilation, explanation and derivation of the Torah’s laws. Includes stories and other wisdom.

Tanach

The three books of the Bible - Torah, Neviim (Prophets) & Ketuvim (Writings).

Torah

1) The five books of Moses in the Bible; 2) Any works that are derived from the Torah.

Ulpan

A quick method to learn Hebrew



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