intro to gentiles to a few terms related to Jewish religion and culture.

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  • Holocaust

    Shoah

    Hear, Israel

    Shema Yisrael

    Diaspora

    Galut

    Date of Founding of Israel

    May 14,1948

    Immigration from Israel

    Yerida

    Jewish denomination of mysticism

    Kabbalah

    Israeli Parliament

    Knesset

    Central Text

    Torah

    Israeli Holocaust Museum

    Yad Vashem

    Dietary Law

    Kashrut

    Ritual slaughter of animals

    Shechita

    Central text of Rabbinic Interpretation

    Talmud

    Current President of Israel

    Shimon Peres

    Age of Bar / Bat Mitzvah

    13

    Hebrew term for Yarmulke

    Kippah

    Orthodox dating

    Shidduch

    Schindler's Accountant

    Itzhak Stern

    First Prime Minister of Israel

    David Ben-Gurion

    Return to Israel

    Aliyah

    Israeli Right-Wing Party

    Likud

    Jewish New Year

    Rosh Hashanah

    Yiddish for Crazy Person

    Meshuggener

    Yiddish term for Pre-Holocaust town with large Jewish population

    Shtetl

    Jewish day of Attonement

    Yom Kippur

    Patriarch of the Jews

    Abraham

    Term for the Prime Minister of Israel

    Rosh HaMemshala

    Current 'generation' of Rabbis

    Acharonim

    Israeli Left-Wing Party

    Katima

    Jewish Festival of Lights

    Hanukkah

    Congratulations!

    Mazal Tov

    Prayer box containing scripture

    Tefillin

    Current Prime Minister of Israel

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    National Anthem, "The Hope"

    Hatikvah

    Jewish God

    YHWH

    Hebrew name of Jerusalem

    Yerushalayim

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