Jewish Terms <ul><li>The  Cabbala — a course of study concerned with the mystical aspect of Judaism; a set of teachings me...
Jewish Terms <ul><li>The  Talmud —a central text of mainstream Judaism; a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jew...
Jewish Terms <ul><li>The  Torah  — Jewish religious writings that are essentially the first five books of the Hebrew Bible...
Jewish Terms <ul><li>The  Kaddish  — often used to refer specifically to &quot;The Mourners' Kaddish&quot;, said as part o...
Jewish Terms <ul><li>Rosh   Hashanah  —  commonly referred to as the ” Jewish New Year ” </li></ul>
Jewish Terms <ul><li>Yom Kippur  —  also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for religious Jews....
Vocabulary—General <ul><li>Memoir — a narrative composed from personal experience; s o meone’s “life story” </li></ul><ul>...
Vocabulary—Ch. 1 - 2 <ul><li>Compatriots  —  fellow countrymen </li></ul><ul><li>Edict  —  an official statement; law </li...
Vocabulary—Ch. 3 - 5 <ul><li>Compatriots  — fellow countrymen </li></ul><ul><li>Bestial  —  like a beast or animal </li></...
Vocabulary—Ch. 6 - 9 <ul><li>Contagion  —  an influence that spreads rapidly (fear, panic and joy can be contagious, as ca...
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Night—vocabulary

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

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