Exilarch
Exilarch (Hebrew: ראש גלות Rosh Galut, Aramaic: ריש גלותא Reish Galuta lit. "head of the exile", Greek: Æchmalotarche / Αιχμαλωταρχή) refers to the leaders of the Diaspora Jewish community in Babylon...
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Prophets in Judaism
The 48 Prophets and seven Prophetesses according to Rashi, Megillah 14a and glosses ad loc.
Avraham Toledano
Avraham Toledano is an Israeli politician. He was the Mashgiach ruchani of the Yeshivat Haraayon Hayehudi and was number four on the Kach Knesset list in 1988. He was briefly the leader of Kach after...
Geonim
Geonim ([ɡeʔoˈnim]; Hebrew: גאונים‎; also transliterated Gaonim) were the presidents of the two great Babylonian, Talmudic Academies of Sura and Pumbedita, in the Abbasid Caliphate, and were the...
Huna b. Nathan
Huna b. Nathan (Hebrew: הונא בר נתן‎, read as Rav Huna bar[son of] Natan, or רב הונא בריה דרב נתן , read as Rav Huna Beria[son of] DeRav[the Rabbi] Natan) was a Jewish Amora sage of Babylon, of ...
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List of Jewish communities in the United Kingdom
This is a list of Jewish communities in the United Kingdom, including synagogues, yeshivot and Hebrew schools. For a list of buildings which are (or were) used as synagogues see List of synagogues in ...
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Beeri
According to the Book of Hosea, Beeri (Hebrew: בְּאֵרִי‎ Bə’êrî, "my well") was the father of the prophet Hosea. Jewish tradition says that he only uttered a few words of prophecy, and as they w...
Ktav Stam
Ketav Stam (Hebrew: כתב סת"ם) is the specific Jewish traditional writing with which Sifrei Torah, Tefillin, Mezuzot, and the Five Megillot are written. One who writes such articles is called a Sofer S...
The status quo Kohen
The presumption of priestly descent in Judaism is the attribution to a kohen of equivalent position as if there was proven descent from the priestly family of Aaron. This is evidenced not by genealogi...
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Shlomo Carlebach (scholar)
Shlomo Carlebach (Salomon Peter Carlebach) (b. August 17, 1925 in Hamburg, Germany) -- not to be confused with his cousin Shlomo Carlebach, also a rabbi and a well-known Jewish composer and musician—i...
Abu Isa
Abu 'Isa (also known as Ovadiah, Ishaq ibn Ya'qub al-Isfahani, Isaac ibn Jacob al-Isfahani) was a self-proclaimed Jewish prophet sometime in the 8th century AD in Persia. He is known as the originator...
Schulklopfer
A schulklopfer is the person who calls a Jewish community to prayer in the local synagogue. In modern times, the custom has more or less died out, but it was historically common.The schulklopfer was u...
Sandek
Sandek (Hebrew: סנדק, "companion of child") is the term for a person honored at a Jewish brit milah (circumcision) ceremony, traditionally either by holding the baby boy on the knees or thighs while t...
Yeruchom Levovitz
Rabbi Yeruchem Halevi Levovitz (or Leibovitz) (Hebrew: ירוחם ליבוביץ‎; ca. 1873-1936), also known by his hundreds of students simply as The Mashgiach, was a famous mashgiach ruchani and baal...
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Shaliah
A shaliaḥ (Hebrew: שָלִיחַ‎; pl. שְלִיחִים, sheliḥim) or sheliah in Halakha is a Jewish legal emissary or agent. Accordingly, a shaliaḥ performs an act of legal significance for the benefit of t...
Elihu (Job)
Elihu (Hebrew: אֱלִיהוּא‎ ’Ělîhū) is a character in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Job. According to the Book of Job, Elihu is one of Job's friends, descended from Nahor (Job 32:2, 34:1). He is said...
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Matisyahu Salomon
Matisyahu Chaim Salomon is a rabbi and public speaker. He serves as the mashgiach ruchani of the Beth Medrash Govoha Yeshiva in Lakewood, New Jersey, United States. He is a lecturer on topics relating...
Mashpia
Mashpia (Hebrew: משפיע‎) lit. "person of influence", pl. Mashpi'im (Hebrew: משפיעים‎) is the title of a rabbi or rebbetzin who serves as a spiritual mentor in Tomchei Temimim (the Chabad ...
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Matthias (brother of Josephus)
Matthias (Greek: Ματθίας, flourished 1st century) was an ethnic Jew living in Jerusalem.Matthias came from a wealthy, aristocratic family and through his father he descended from the priestly orde...
Yeshiva
Yeshiva (/jəˈʃiːvə/; Hebrew: ישיבה‎, lit. "sitting"; pl. ישיבות, yeshivot) is a Jewish institution that focuses on the study of traditional religious texts, primarily the Talmud and Torah study....
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Lori Palatnik
Lori Palatnik (born 1960) is an Orthodox Jewish outreach personality and Founding Director of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project.
Palatnik is the founding director of the Jewish Women's Renais...