by Judith T. Fox
Translator’s note: I’ve attempted to keep these definitions very brief. Fuller explanations of many of these themes are available elsewhere on this site and I encourage you to read them. If you still have questions, have other words you want defined, or just want more information, please contact the Director of Congregational Learning, at 860-233-2774,
Adon Olam -
A closing hymn for the Shabbat and holiday morning service.
Ahavat Yisrael -
Literally, â€œLove of Israel.â€ It is a phrase used to describe those actions which show our love for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel
The Book of Lamentations
(pl. Aliyot) The honor of being called to the Torah.
A prayer written in an alphabetic acrostic.