Glossary

Word or Phrase Meaning
Yeshua The name of the Messiah, meaning “God delivers” or “God is salvation,” who many know by the name Jesus
B’rit Chadasha New Covenant
Baruch haba Welcome
Baruch haba b’shem Adonai Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the L-rd
Bar Mitzvah Son of the commandment
Bat Mitzvah Daughter of the commandment
Beit Mashiach (Beth Messiah) House of the Anointed
Bemah Pulpit
Bikkurim First fruits
Chag sameach Holiday greetings
Chanukah Festival of Dedication
Chava Friend
Havdalah Separation
L’Chaim To life!
Kehilat Congregation, gathering
Kesher Connection
Mazel tov Congratulations!
Midrash Jewish saying
Mitzvah Commandment, good deed
Nachala Heritage, legacy
Parasha Portion
Pesach Passover
Purim Festival of Lots
Rabbi Teacher, religious leader
Rosh HaShana Jewish New Year
Ruach HaKodesh Holy Spirit
Shabbat Shalom Sabbath peace
Shammas Servant, one who serves
Shavuah tov Good week
Shavuot Festival of Weeks (Pentecost)
Siddur Prayer book
Sukkot Festival of Booths (Tabernacles)
Talmud Jewish Commentary
Tanakh An acronym for the three sections that comprise what some call the “Old Covenant/Old Testament” (Torah [teaching, instruction], Nevi’im [prophets], and Ketuvim [writings])
Torah Law (Five Books of Moses, Pentateuch)
Yom Kippur Day of Atonement
Zekain Elder