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Brit Milah (Circumcision)

Throughout the generations, at the age of eight days, every male child must be circumcised. The Jewish ceremony of circumcision is known as a brit

Naming A Jewish Child

Naming a child is a chance to bestow an identity upon him or her since every name has a meaning. There are two different customs

Overview of Jewish Life Cycle Events

Just as the year is punctuated with designated holy days, fasts and feasts, so within Judaism our lives also contain special religious events and rituals

Jewish Lifecycle

Welcome to the Jewish Life Cycle section of our website which contains the pages listed below in the table of contents. To view a page,

New 'Jewish' Words

A humorous collection of new ‘Jewish’ words JEWBILATION n. Pride in finding out that one’s favorite celebrity is Jewish. TORAHFIED n. Inability to remember one’s

Aramaic (Links)

Jewish Language Research Center: Jewish Aramaic About.com: What is Aramaic? My Jewish Learning: Jewish Aramaic Learn to Write in Aramaic Script https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHePoR0mRTY The short video

Jewish Writings in Arabic

Arabic, like Hebrew, is a Semitic language, with the two having many words in common. Up to 180 million people speak Arabic as their mother

Yiddish

Β  Yiddish is essentially a Germanic language written in Hebrew characters. Over time it acquired words and grammatical patterns from other tongues (these now form

Ladino

What Yiddish was to Ashkenazi Jews, Ladino was to the Jews of medieval Spain and their descendants, the true Sephardim. Also known as Judesco, Judaeo-Spanish,

Introduction to Other Languages

Introduction to Jewish Languages Other Than English Originally, the language of the Jews was Hebrew, but it died out as the everyday language spoken by

History of the Hebrew Language

Hebrew is a very ancient language. Its evolution can be divided up into six distinctive periods. The Hebrew language underwent some changes during each of

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