Judaism - synonyms or related words
the Ark of the Covenant
a chest in the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem containing the stones on which the Ten Commandments were written. The Temple and the Ark of the Covenant were destroyed in the 6th century bc.
bar mitzvah noun
a Jewish boy who is taking part in a bar mitzvah
bat mitzvah noun
a Jewish religious ceremony held when a girl is between the ages of 12 and 14, after which she is considered to be an adult in her religious life
bat mitzvah noun
a Jewish girl who is taking part in a bat mitzvah
the Bible noun
the book that is considered holy by Jews, that is also the Old Testament of the Christian Bible
another spelling of Hanukkah
the Fall noun
in the Jewish and Christian religions, the story of how evil came into the world because Adam and Eve did not obey God
someone who is not Jewish
concerning religions and cultures that are not Jewish
a part of a European town or city where Jewish people were forced to live in the past
a period in November or December when Jewish people light candles in their home and remember a time when an important ancient religious building was given back to their people
a Jewish person in ancient times
relating to the Jewish people or their culture, especially in ancient times
the Holocaust noun
the organized killing of millions of Jews and other people by the German Nazi government during the Second World War
holy of holies noun
the central and most holy part of a Jewish temple (=building where God is worshipped)
a member of the group of people who lived in Israel and believed in Judaism in ancient times, and who now live in many places all over the world, including Israel
someone who believes in Judaism
offensive an old-fashioned word for a Jewish woman. This word is now considered offensive.
someone who is Jewish was born in the Jewish culture and may practise Judaism
relating to Jews, their culture, or their religion
literary all the Jewish people in the world, or in a particular city or country
the religion of Jewish people, based on the writings of the Torah and the Talmud. Its followers are called Jews and they worship in a synagogue.
a traditional Jewish pancake made with potatoes
an object that holds seven or more candles, used in the Jewish religion
relating to Moses, a leader of the Jewish people in ancient times
a religious festival lasting seven or eight days in March or April during which Jews remember the time when the ancient Hebrews escaped from Egypt. Passover begins with a special meal.
the Jewish holy men who wrote about these events
someone who is an expert on Jewish law
the Sabbath noun
a day for people of some religions to rest and pray. The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday and the Christian Sabbath is Sunday.
a festival in May or June held 50 days after Passover, that Jews celebrate as the day when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses
a word that Jewish people often use for the Holocaust
a horn that is blown during some Jewish religious festivals
in the past, a small Jewish town or village in eastern Europe
a small hat sometimes worn by Jewish men and Roman Catholic priests
Star of David noun
a star with six points formed by putting a triangle upside down on top of another triangle. It is used to represent Judaism and the state of Israel.
American a synagogue where Jewish people worship
the first five books of the Jewish Bible
the Hebrew name for God
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
a school for Orthodox Jewish students where they can train to become rabbis (=Jewish religious leaders)
a school for Jewish boys that teaches both religious and other subjects
a language spoken mainly by Jewish people who come from Central and Eastern Europe. Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and an old form of German.
Yom Kippur noun
a day each year in September or October when Jewish people do not eat or drink but pray to God to forgive them for things that they have done wrong. This holiday is also called the Day of Atonement.