"Missing the mark;" a Hebrew term for sin.
"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
"Spinning top" in Yiddish (derived from German); "sevivon" in Hebrew; toy used in a children's Hanukkah game.
A special cup used during the Passover seder to symbolize Elijah, who symbolizes the coming of the Messianic age.
Four specific questions asked at the beginning of the Passover seder, the answers to which shape the rest of the retelling of the exodus from Egypt. Learn how to recite or sing the Four Questions.
"A good final sealing;" a High Holiday greeting used between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Often abbreviated as g'mar tov.
"Money" (Yiddish); often given as a Hanukkah gift; used for playing dreidel.
"Noisemaker" (Hebrew); used to drown out Haman's name during the M'gillah reading on Purim.
"Telling or narrative;" Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder; plural: Haggadot.
Triangle-shaped pastries commonly filled with apricot jam or poppyseed spread (or other fillings) and eaten on Purim; the shape represents Haman's hat or ears