November/December Hebrew Glossary
Halakhah – Halakhah is a set of Jewish rules and practices
Holake – to go, to walk ; to proceed
Rabbi – a title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.
Adonai – a title of reverence for God.
Yiddishkeit – literally means “Jewishness”, i. e. “a Jewish way of life“, in the Yiddish language.
Mashiach – The savior and liberator of the Jewish people.
Kosher – In Hebrew, “Kashrus,” from the root kosher (or “kasher”), means suitable and/or “pure”, thus ensuring fitness for consumption.
More Hebrew Words
Abba – father
Acharit Hayamim – The end of an era (of man’s governance)
Adar – the 11th month of the Hebrew Biblical calendar
Afikomen – Dessert or after
Aviv – The 1st month of the Hebrew Biblical calendar
avodah – work/worship
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?
Bat kol – The supernatural, audible voice of God known as the Voice of the Dove or The Daughter Voice
Beresheet – In the Beginning
Chanukah – Festival of Dedication
Chanuke – dedicate
Chanukiah – 9 light menorah
Cheroset – Apple and nut mixture served at Passover
Chokmah – Wisdom (inferred from the Divine)
Da’at – Knowledge (acquired by man)
Dam – blood
Eitz Chaim – Tree of Life
El Shaddai – Almighty God or the breasted One. God nurtures and sustains us in His magnificent power.
Elul – The 12th month of the Hebrew Civil Calendar
Esh – fire
Essenes – A strict sect of Judaism
Eyrusin – Betrothal
Hag Pesach Sameach – Happy Passover
Imma – mother
Lev or leb – heart
Matzah – Unleavened bread
Menorah – Temple Lamp
Messiah Ben David – reference of Messiah
Messiah Ben Joseph – reference of Messiah
Mikveh – a ritual immersion in water
Mishpotach – family
Moedim – festivals, feasts, appointments, rehearsals
Ner – candle
Niddah – a ritual immersion after menstruation
Nisan – The first month of the Hebrew Religious Calendar
Olah – burnt or whole offering or holocaust.This offering is completely consumed or burnt to ashes.
Omer – A measurement of grain
Or – light
Pesach – Passover
Purim – lots (as in lottery)
Qumran – An ancient communal community near The Dead Sea where the Essenes lived.
Ruach Ha Kodesh – The Holy Spirit
Sabba – grandfather
Seder – Order that refers to the elements and parts of the Passover meal
Shabbat – Sabbath
Shaked or Shoked – Fulfill or Perform
Shalom – Peace
Shamash – servant or helper candle
Shavu’ot – Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
Sheked – Almond
Shemen – oil
Shevat – The 11th month of the Hebrew Religious Calendar
Shofar – Ram’s horn
Sukkot – Tabernacles or Feast of the Harvest
Tikkun Olam – the restoration of all things
Tishrei – The first month of the Hebrew Civil Calendar
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’hudi – Jewish person
Zakar – Remember – featured word