March/April Hebrew Glossary

Tishrei – The first month of the Hebrew Civil Calendar

Nisan – The first month of the Hebrew Religious Calendar

Elul – The 12th month of the Hebrew Civil Calendar

Shevat – The 11th month of the Hebrew Religious Calendar

Acharit Hayamim – The end of an era (of man’s governance)

Sheked – Almond

Shaked or Shoked – Fulfill or Perform

Sader – Order (as in an order of service)

Cheroset – Apple and nut mixture served at Passover

Pesach – Passover

Mikveh – Jewish ritual of purification, or Baptism

More Hebrew Words

Adar – the 11th month of the Hebrew Biblical calendar

Afikomen – Dessert or after

Aviv – The 1st month of the Hebrew Biblical calendar

Barak  – Blessed – Many Bible teachers say the word “blessed” just means “happy,” which is always circumstantial. It actually speaks of the far deeper idea of giving and humbling oneself in order to exalt another. Of the many occurrences of barak one that immediately stands out is in Genesis 1:22 “And God Blessed them,”. The Hebrew word barak is from the same root as the word berek which means “to kneel”. The heart of blessing is in humility. When God blessed His creation He knelt down to serve it, to provide for it and to give it life. How can you bless someone today?

Beresheet – In the Beginning

Chanukah – Festival of Dedication

Chanuke – dedicate

Chanukiah – 9 light menorah

Cheroset – An apple and nut mixture served as part of the Passover Seder

Chokmah – Wisdom (inferred from the Divine)

Da’at – Knowledge (acquired by man)

Dam – blood

Eitz Chaim – Tree of Life

Eyrusin – Betrothal

Hag Pesach Sameach – Happy Passover

Lev or leb – heart

Matzah – Unleavened bread

Melo hagoyim – the fullness of the Gentiles or nations

Menorah – Temple Lamp

Messiah Ben David – reference of Messiah

Messiah Ben Joseph – reference of Messiah

Moedim – festivals, feasts, appointments, rehearsals

Ner – candle

Omer – A measurement of grain

Or – light

Pesach – Passover

Purim – lots (as in lottery)

Ruach Ha Kodesh – The Holy Spirit

Seder – Order that refers to the elements and parts of the Passover meal

Shabbat – Sabbath

Shalom – Peace

Shamash – servant or helper candle

Shavu’ot – Feast of Weeks or Pentecost

Shemen – oil

Shofar – Ram’s horn

Sukkot – Tabernacles or Feast of the Harvest

Tosh – a three-compartment bag to hold matzah at the Passover meal

T’shuvah – Repentance, return

Tu b’shevat – (The 15th day of the Hebrew month Shevat commemorating the New Year of trees)

Yeshua – Jesus, God is Salvation

Yom Kippor – Day of Atonement

Yom Terurah/Rosh Hashanah – The Day of Trumpets/The New Year

Y’srael – Israel

Zakar – Remember – featured word