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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Bar Kokhba

Religion; Judaism

Aramaic: Son of a Star. Simeon ben Kosiba, the leader of the last and most successful Jewish rebellion against Rome in 132-135 C. E. He died in battle when the rebellion was ...

Balfour Declaration

Religion; Judaism

A letter from British foreign secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild expressing the British government’s commitment to creating a Jewish state in Palestine. See Zionism and the ...


Religion; Judaism

Donut-shaped bread that is boiled before it is baked.

baby shower

Religion; Judaism

Traditionally, Jews did not hold baby showers, believing any preparations for the baby to be bad luck. Today, most Jews do not object to baby showers, but you should be guided by ...


Religion; Judaism

The fifth month of the Jewish year, occurring in July/August. See Months of the Jewish Year.

Ba'al Shem Tov

Religion; Judaism

Lit. Master of the Good Name. Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer. The founder of Chasidic Judaism.


Religion; Judaism

The year of mourning after the burial of a parent.