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glos·sa·ry: a collection of brief explanations (as in the margin or between the lines of a text) of difficult or obscure words or expressions.

 

Psalm11918.org has provided this glossary of Hebrew and Greek words to aid our readers in the understanding of specialized words used in our articles.

 

 

Term Main definition
parashah

אברהם

parashah- A Hebrew word meaning "exact statement".  It is the term used to describe the portion of the Torah that is studied each week during the yearly synagogue cycle.  The name of each portion is usually based on the first word(s) of that portion.  Pronounced par uh SHAH.  Plural parashyot.

 

Pesach

פסח

Pesach- The Hebrew word for "Passover".  It refers to the event when the people of Israel were brought out of Egypt or the yearly festival [moed] commemorating the anniversary of that exodus.  Strongs #6453.  Pronounced PAY sock.

 

Purim

פורים

Purim- A plural Hebrew word for "lots" referring to the casting of lots that occurred in deciding the date for the fate of the Jews by Mordechai as recorded in the book of Ester.  It also refers to the festival of Purim that is the annual remembrance of those events.  Strongs #6332.  Pronounced poo REEM.

 

Torah Portion

כּי תבוא (Ki Tavo)

 

 

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Yom Shabbat, 21 Elul, 5779

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