Glossary of Judaism
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
- (Hebrew, "doorpost"). Small parchment of Torah verses placed on the doorpost of Jewish homes in obedience to Deut. 6:9.
- 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.
- (also spelled talit; Yiddish tallis; plural talitot) A prayer shawl worn by Jews during weekday morning services, on the Sabbath, and on holidays.
- (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.
- De Lange, Nicholas, The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism (Penguin Books, 2009).
- The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture .
- The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion .
- The New Jewish Encyclopedia .