"Secular part of the occasion;" during Passover and Sukkot, the intermediate days of the festival.
A special cup used during the Passover seder to symbolize Elijah, who symbolizes the coming of the Messianic age.
The Hebrew month preceding Rosh HaShanah during which one engages in self-reflection and evaluation in preparation for the High Holidays. Traditionally, the shofar is blown each day during the month.
Four specific questions asked at the beginning of the Passover seder, the answers to which shape the rest of the retelling of the exodus from Egypt. Learn how to recite or sing the Four Questions.
"Telling or narrative;" Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder; plural: Haggadot.
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
A green herb or vegetable (parsley, celery, watercress) used as part of the Passover seder to symbolize spring and rebirth.
"Cycle;" High Holiday prayerbook; plural: machzorim.
"Wheat money;" money collected prior to Passover and used to assist the needy to celebrate the holiday.
"Bitter;" the bitter herb or vegetable (i.e., horseradish) eaten during the seder to symbolize the bitter plight of the enslaved Israelites.