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Sabbath
shabat/a weekly day of rest and worship for Jews, beginning at sundown Friday and ending at sundown Saturday
synagogue
congregation of jews assembled for religious instruction and worship; also the building they worship in
congregation
gathering of ppl for religious worship
gentile
not jewish
Talmud
writings that are the basis of jewish civil and religious law
Torah
handwritten scrolls w/ 1st 5 books of old testament in Bible; books of Moses
Kaddish
jewish prayer recited by mourners after death of a close relative
benediction
blessing, esp at end of service
harangues
anrgy speech that critisizes/blames ppl
assimilationist
a person who changes to become part of/take on values of dominant culture
dungarees
jeans
tzitzit
finges of vestlike undershirt, only for males
lithe
bending easily/flexable/limber
apikorsum/apikoros
heretic, denied faith
shamashim
body guard
adept
good at something
zealousness
passionate devotion to a cause
disheveled
messy, usually physical appearance
samovar
an urn (Russian) to make tea
momzer
bastard child, illegal child from affair (derogatory)
desecration
messing up/destroying something valuable
Semetic
Jewish
eking
not get much/hard to get
shleppers
lazy person, unkept, disheveled
virtuosity
talent, being really good at something
parochial
restricted, narrowness of thought; controlled by religious representation
minyan
10 men make a congregation
mitnaged
someone opposed to jewish ways
gematriya
act of manipulated the number counterpart of Hebrew letters to create meanings
Kaballah
jewish mysticism