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1

Tenach

the twenty four books which make up the Hebrew scriptures

2

torah

tradition as a whole

or

the first five books of the Hebrew bible

3

Shabbat

the Jewish day for rest, personal devotion and observance. begins on Friday and ends on Saturday. part of the covenant

4

Talmud

a huge collection of writings, laws and teachings comprised by many rabbis. known as the 'oral torah'

5

Halachah

the Jewish legal tradition, grounded in the 613 Mitzvots or commandments

6

Aggadah

the non legal portion of rabbinic literature

7

The Greatest Commandment

Study the Torah

8

613 Mitzvots

the 613 commandments of the torah

9

Tikkun Olam

a commitment to social justice and social order

10

The Book of Proverbs

asrcibed to king solomon which is a collection of writings that gives advice for upright living, and stresses the value of being wise in spirit, while staying away from all aspects of foolishness.

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Challot

the two uncut plaited loaves of bread prepared for, then eaten on, the evening of shabbat and holy days

12

Havdalah

the prayer of separation said at the end of shabbat

13

Kiddush

the prayers and blessings said over a cup of wine, ushering in shabbat and holy days

14

Gemilut Chasadim

the obligation to do deeds of loving kindness

15

Tzedakah

giving to the poor in handfuls