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1

Shekinah

  • The place where God’s presence rests and can be felt.

2

Messiah

  • The anointed one who Jews believe will bring in a new era or age for humankind.
  • This will include rebuilding the Temple and bringing in an age of universal peace.

3

Mitzvot

  • The term has a mix of meanings.
  • It is often used to refer to duties (such as the 613 in the Torah) and good deeds.

4

Covenant

  • A promise or agreement between two parties.
  • Covenants were made between God with Noah, Abraham and Moses.

5

Synagogue

  • House of assembly.
  • Building for Jewish public prayer, study and assembly.

6

Kosher

  • Meaning (‘fit’ or ‘proper’) Foods that are permitted to be eaten according to Leviticus Chapter 11.
  • It is also used to refer to the purity of ritual objects such as Torah scrolls.

7

Torah

  • The five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy).
  • Regarded as the holiest books of the Tenakh.

8

Shabbat

  • Day of spiritual renewal and rest. Beginning at sunset on Friday and closing at nightfall on Saturday.