"Lights" that are kindled at the beginning of Shabbat and festivals. Traditionally, women recite this blessing, but men and boys may join in as well or lead the blessing.
Lit. "conflagration;" the Shoah refers to the murder of the six million Jews.
"Day of Atonement;" holiest day of the Jewish year, which includes a focus on prayer, repentance and fasting.
Yom Ha-Din, Yom ha-Din
"Day of Judgement;" alternate name for Rosh HaShanah
"Days of Awe;" alternate name for the High Holy Days.
Humorous play performed as part of the celebration of Purim.
"Return;" The concept of repentance and new beginnings, which is a continuous theme throughout the High Holidays.
"Casting away;" A traditional ceremony held during the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe), usually on the first day of Rosh HaShanah, in which individuals symbolically “cast away” their sins or wrongdoings from the past year by throwing breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water.
Chanukah, Hanukah, Chanuka, Hanuka
"Dedication;" the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.