Judaism

Glossary of Judaism

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This glossary of Judaism provides definitions of terms related to Judaism, with links to full articles where available.

Lion of Judah
Symbol of the tribe of Judah; used in Judaism and Rastafarianism
mezuzah
(Hebrew, "doorpost"). Small parchment of Torah verses placed on the doorpost of Jewish homes in obedience to Deut. 6:9.
Purim
Joyous Jewish holiday commemorating the deliverance of the Jews in the 5th century BCE from a plot to have them massacred, celebrated with readings from the Book of Esther, feasting, drinking, and gift-giving.
star of David
Six-pointed stars composed of two equilateral triangles, one superimposed upside down on the other.
tallit
(also spelled talit; Yiddish tallis; plural talitot) A prayer shawl worn by Jews during weekday morning services, on the Sabbath, and on holidays.
YHWH
(Hebrew, "I am" or "I will be"). Sacred name of God as revealed to Moses. Also known as the Tetragrammaton. It is considered too holy to be pronounced, and is usually replaced by Adonai in Torah readings.

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Title Glossary of Judaism
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Last UpdatedFebruary 3, 2021
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MLA Citation “Glossary of Judaism.” ReligionFacts.com. 3 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021. <religionfacts.com/judaism/glossary>