Glossary

The entries selection comes from the book “Dictionary of Judaica” (2005), which was written by a group of authors led by Eva Kosáková . Entries were further processed by Jaroslav Kuntoš, Dana Veselská, Olga Sixtová, Michaela Scheibová and Lenka Uličná. The book can be purchased at our e-shop.

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Amulet Asara be-Tevet (10 Tevet) Bible (Heb. Tanakh) Bridal head covering Burial garment (Heb. takhrikhim) Burial society pitcher Circumcision chair Circumcision set Cradle Cup of Elijah Dreidel (Yid.; Heb. sevivon) Eternal light (Heb. ner tamid) Etrog box Haggadah (Heb. Haggadah shel Pesah) Hanukkah (lit. Dedication) Hanukkah candelabrum (Heb. hanukkiyah) Havdalah candelabrum Hebrew script Holy Ark (Aron ha-kodesh) Charity box of the burial society Jewish badge Kittel clasp Lag ba-Omer Large Tallit (Heb. tallit gadol) Levite pitcher and basin Lulav holder Matzah roller Matzah stand Men’s head covering Menorah (Heb., lamp) Mezuzah Mizrah (Heb., East) Omer calendar Pesah (Passover) Pesah cover Pesah cup Prayer book Prayer desk (Yid. stender) Purim Purim rattle Rosh ha-Shanah (New Year) Rosh Hodesh Scroll of Esther (Heb. Megilat Esther) Seder bowl Shabbat (Saturday, the day of rest) Shabbat candelabra Shabbat cover Shabbat cup Shabbat lamp (Ger. Judenstern) Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Shiva Asar be-Tamuz (17 Tamuz) Shiviti (Heb.) Shofar (Heb.) Signet-ring Simhat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) Small tallit (Heb. tallit katan, also called arba kanfot) Spice box Sukkah (Heb.) Sukkot (Feast of Booths) Synagogue basin Synagogue clock Synagogue clock Synagogue curtain (Heb. parokhet) Synagogue charity box Synagogue scrolls Ta’anit Esther (Esther’s Fast) Talmud (Heb., lit. “teaching, study”) Tefillin (Heb.) Tisha be-Av (9 Av) Tombstone Torah binder (Heb. chitul, mapa; Ger. wimpel) Torah crown (Heb. keter Torah) Torah finials (Heb. rimmonim) Torah mantle (Heb. meil) Torah pointer (Heb. yad) Torah scroll (Heb. sefer Torah) Torah shield (Heb. tas) Tu bi-Shevat Tzom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah) Valance (Heb. kapporet) Wedding canopy (Heb. huppah) Wedding contract (Heb. ketubah) Wedding plate Wedding ring Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
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