"Dessert" (Greek); matzah is the official "dessert" of the Passover seder meal. During the seder, the children traditionally "steal"and hide the afikoman, and it must be redeemed by the seder leader.
"Binding." The story in Genesis of the near-sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham’s son, which is read on Rosh HaShanah.
"Going up." The honor of being called to recite the blessings before and after the Torah reading. Also refers to immigration to Israel, to "make aliyah" to Israel; plural: aliyot. Lit. "Ascent."
Irrational hatred of Jews.
Calling up of the wedding couple to recite the Torah blessings on the Shabbat preceding the wedding.
"Our Father, Our King"/"Our Parent, Our Ruler" A prayer (and song) chanted during the High Holiday period. Describes two simultaneous ways in which people might relate to God: the intimate relationship of a parent and the powerful awe of a ruler.
Idea that we should not be wasteful in our consumption and need to be stewards of God's creation.
Ceremony marking a boy's reaching the age of religious maturity; plural: b'nei mitzvah.
Ceremony marking a girl's reaching the age of religious maturity; plural: b'nei mitzvah.