• Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Jewish Terms
    • The Cabbala — a course of study concerned with the mystical aspect of Judaism; a set of teachings meant to explain the relationship between the Creator and His creation.
    • (In the Jewish language, the word Cabbala means “ re ceiving”, as if to receive divine insight from study and contemplation.)
  • 2. Jewish Terms
    • The Talmud —a central text of mainstream Judaism; a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history.
    • (In the Jewish language, the word Talmud means “in struction ” or “le arning ” ; to learn from a book of instruction.)
  • 3. Jewish Terms
    • The Torah — Jewish religious writings that are essentially the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament) — Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
  • 4. Jewish Terms
    • The Kaddish — often used to refer specifically to "The Mourners' Kaddish", said as part of the mourning rituals; prayers for the dead.
  • 5. Jewish Terms
    • Rosh Hashanah — commonly referred to as the ” Jewish New Year ”
  • 6. Jewish Terms
    • Yom Kippur — also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for religious Jews.
  • 7. Vocabulary—General
    • Memoir — a narrative composed from personal experience; s o meone’s “life story”
    • Judaism —the Jewish religion
    • Rabbi —a Jewish priest
    • Rabbinic —the writings of Jewish priests
  • 8. Vocabulary—Ch. 1 - 2
    • Compatriots — fellow countrymen
    • Edict — an official statement; law
    • Expound — to explain in detail
    • Firmament — the sky, or heavens
    • Hermetically — completely sealed; airtight
    • Pestilential — filled with disease
    • Phylacteries — a small box containing scripture; worn by some Jewish men for daily prayer
    • Pillage — to rob with violence
    • Premonition — anticipation of an event, usually negative, without actual warning
    • Truncheon — a police officer’s stick
  • 9. Vocabulary—Ch. 3 - 5
    • Compatriots — fellow countrymen
    • Bestial — like a beast or animal
    • Blandishments — something used to persuade
    • Crucible — container for cooking at high heat
    • Emaciated — abnormally thin because of starvation or disease
    • Leprous — showing signs of leprosy, an infectious disease that affects body tissue (causing it to rot)
    • Manacle — to handcuff
    • Queue — waiting line
  • 10. Vocabulary—Ch. 6 - 9
    • Contagion — an influence that spreads rapidly (fear, panic and joy can be contagious, as can disease)
    • Embarkation — beginning of a journey
    • Encumbrance — a burden
    • Indeterminate — vague, sketchy, not worked out in advance
    • Rivet — to hold attention tightly, as if physically attached
    • Semblance — outward appearance; the way something looks or seems to be, but with a sense of falseness
    • Vigilance — state of extreme watchfulness