Informal group that meets for worship, study and celebration; plural: chavurot, havurot.
"Hebrew school" (old-fashioned). In Eastern Europe, it was elementary school.
"Missing the mark;" a Hebrew term for sin.
"Sacred society;" organization whose members are entrusted with the mitzvah of preparing a body for burial.
"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
"Canopy" under which a couple is married, often thought to represent their first home as a married couple. Typically the roof of the canopy is composed of cloth; a tallit is sometimes used for this purpose. "Chuppah" can also refer to the entire wedding ceremony.
Ceremony acknowleging one's commitment to Jewish life and the completion of religious school studies; often held on Shavuot.
Jewish communities outside Israel.
"Spinning top" in Yiddish (derived from German); "sevivon" in Hebrew; toy used in a children's Hanukkah game.
"God, full of compassion;" memorial prayer.