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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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assyrian text

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A style of writing the Hebrew Alphabet, commonly used in books.

arba minim

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Lit. Four species. Fruit and branches used to fulfill the commandment to "rejoice before the L-rd" during Sukkot. See also Blessing over the Arba Minim.


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The English translation of aron kodesh, lit. , holy chest. The cabinet where the Torah scrolls are kept. The word has no connection with Noah's Ark, which is "teyvat" in Hebrew. ...

ashkenazic pronunciation

Religion; Judaism

Historically, Ashkenazic Jews pronounced some Hebrew sounds differently than Sephardic Jews. The Sephardic pronunciation of Hebrew is increasingly becoming the norm, because it is ...

Ashkenazic Jews

Religion; Judaism

Jews from eastern France, Germany and Eastern Europe, and their descendants. Most Jews in America are Ashkenazic.


Religion; Judaism

1) Son of Jacob (Israel). Ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel; 2) The tribe that bears his name.


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A guilt offering. A type of sacrifice used to atone for sins of stealing things from the altar, for when you are not sure whether you have committed a sin or what sin you have ...