Firstborn (Judaism)
The firstborn or firstborn son (Hebrew bechor בְּכוֹר) is an important concept of the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Judaism. The role of firstborn son carries significance in the redemption of the first-b...
Eye for an eye
An eye for an eye or the law of retaliation, is the principle that a person who has injured another person is penalized to a similar degree, or in softer interpretations, the victim receives the [esti...
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Frum
Frum (Yiddish: פֿרום; [frum | frim], related to German fromm), meaning devout or pious, is a Yiddish describing word. The be frum means to be committed to the observance of Jewish religious law th...
Nusach Ari
Nusach Ari means, in a general sense, any prayer rite following the usages of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the AriZal, in the 16th century, and, more particularly, the derivative version of it used by Chabad Ha...
Chabadnitze
A Chabadnitze (Yiddish: חב"דניצע), also known as a חדר שני (Hebrew: "second room"‎) is a small side room required for a Chabad synagogue. It is designated specifically for those who wish to ...
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Binding and loosing
Binding and loosing is an originally Jewish phrase which appears in the New Testament, as well as in the Targum. In usage to bind and to loose mean simply to forbid by an indisputable authority, and t...
High Priest (Judaism)
The High Priest (Heb. כהן גדול kohen gadol) was the chief religious official of Israelite religion and of classical Judaism from the rise of the Israelite nation until the destruction of the Second Te...
Torato Omanuto
Torato Omanuto (Hebrew: תורתו אומנותו‎, lit. Torah study is his artistry) is a term describing one whose Torah study ("Torato"; as a religious commandment) is his main occupation ("Omanuto", his...
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Klal Yisrael
Klal Yisrael (Hebrew: כלל ישראל‎, likely literally: "The Whole of Israel") is a Yiddish expression used by rabbis for centuries. It may pre-date its usage in central Europe, but at the time of ...
Chaber
Chaber or Ḥaber (Hebrew: חָבֵר) is a Biblical term meaning "associate"; "colleague"; "fellow"; "companion"; "friend" (Ps. 119:63).The term is ordinarily used in rabbinical lore in its original Biblica...
Off the derech
Off the derech (OTD), from Hebrew literally meaning: "off the path", is an expression Orthodox Jews use to describe someone who intentionally stops practicing the tenets of his or her branch of ortho...
Light Unto the Nations
Light to the Nations (Hebrew: אור לגויים Or LaGoyim; also Light of the Nations, Light of all Nations, Light for all Nations) is a term originated from the prophet Isaiah which may express the universa...
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Judah Leib Cahan
Judah Leib Cahan (1881, Vilna, Lithuania – 1937, New York City) was a Yiddish folklorist.Born in Vilna, Cahan moved as a youth to Warsaw, where he frequently attended Saturday night folksong recitals ...
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Grama (halacha)
A Grama in Halacha (Jewish law) is something that was caused by something else but whose outcome is not guaranteed.There is a rule that Grama benizakin patur. If somebody caused financial harm to some...
Hazzan
A hazzan [χaˈzan] or chazzan (Hebrew: חַזָּן‎ ħazzān, Yiddish khazn Ladino hassan) is a Jewish musician, or precentor, trained in the vocal arts who helps lead the congregation in songful praye...
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Chabad holidays
Chabad customs and holidays are the practices, rituals and holidays performed and celebrated by adherents of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement. The customs, or minhagim and prayer services are bas...
Nazirite
In the Hebrew Bible, a nazirite or nazarite, (in Hebrew: נזיר, nazir), refers to one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. "Nazarite" comes from the Hebrew word nazir meaning "consec...
Fellow Student
Fellow Student (Hebrew: תלמיד חבר) was a Talmudist epithet commonly used to describe the interim status of a disciple between the status of being merely a disciple of a teacher Rabbi and being practic...
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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Immanuel
Immanuel (Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל literally, "God is with us"; also romanized Emmanuel, Imanu'el) is a Hebrew name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah as part of a prophecy assuring kin...
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Rock of Israel
The Rock of Israel (Hebrew: צור ישראל‎, Tzur Yisrael) is a concept in Judaism that alludes to God, and in Zionism and politics, to the cultural and historical heritage of the Jewish people and t...
Siddur
A siddur (Hebrew: סדור‎ [siˈduʁ] ; plural סדורים, [siduˈʁim]) is a Jewish prayer book, containing a set order of daily prayers. The word "siddur" comes from a Hebrew root meaning "order".
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Pesukei dezimra
Pesukei dezimra (Aramaic: פְסוּקֵי דְּזִמְרָא, P'suqế dh'zimra "hymnal verses") or zemirot, as they are called in the Spanish and Portuguese tradition, are a group of prayers that are recited daily du...
Yeshivish
Yeshivish (Yiddish: ישיביש), or "Yeshivisheh Shprach" refers to a sociolect of English spoken by Yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to the Orthodox Yeshiva world.
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Nasorean
The Nazarenes originated as a sect of first-century Judaism. The first use of the term "sect of the Nazarenes" is in the Book of Acts in the New Testament, where Paul is accused of being a ringleader ...