"Custom of the place," i.e., local custom.
"Word(s) of Torah." (pl. divrei Torah) Refers to the address to the congregation delivered by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah after the Torah reading. The Hebrew root daled-vet-resh refers in the Hebrew Bible to God's words. Hence, this is an address that should be cognizant of and reflective of holy themes and ideas.
The Torah in the form of a book. The word “Chumash” derives from the Hebrew word chamesh (five) because the Torah is the first five books of the Bible. Used during communal worship and study, the Chumash often includes commentaries on the Torah text.
Hebrew word for “cantor,” meaning a trained clergyperson who specializes in Jewish liturgical music and leading worship through song.
The colloquial language spoken by the Jews during the time of the Talmud.
Compendium of Jewish law and lore developed in the land of Israel circa 450 C.E.
Compendium of Jewish law and lore developed by the Rabbis from the first centuries of the Common Era (C.E.). Codified circa 500 C.E.
Custom, which may carry the weight of halachah (law).
A category of commandments; lit. "Deeds of loving-kindness."
From the Hebrew word for “justice,” or “righteousness;” refers to charity or charitable giving. May also be translated as “righteous giving.”