All Words Glossary

Glossary of Judaica Terms
beginning with letter S
Browse the Judaica Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

sabbatical Tweet Definition of sabbatical Like Definition of sabbatical on Facebook
noun
  1. An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee's job. During the sabbatical, the employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred. university, University lecturers, for example, may be granted a one-year paid sabbatical once every seven years.
adjective
  1. Relating to the Sabbath.
  2. Relating to a sabbatical (see noun).
scribe Tweet Definition of scribe Like Definition of scribe on Facebook
noun
  1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
  2. A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
  3. A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching.
verb (scrib, ing)
  1. To write, or to record.
  2. To write or draw with a scribe.
seder Tweet Definition of seder Like Definition of seder on Facebook
noun , (plural seders, sidarim or siddarim)
  1. The ceremonial meal held on the first night or two nights of Passover.
  2. One of the 54 parts into which the Torah is divided.
sexton Tweet Definition of sexton Like Definition of sexton on Facebook
noun
  1. A church official who looks after a church and its graveyard and may act as a gravedigger and bell-ringer.
shammes Tweet Definition of shammes Like Definition of shammes on Facebook
noun
  1. A sexton in a synagogue
  2. The candle used to light the other eight candles of a Hanukkah menorah.
Shevat Tweet Definition of Shevat Like Definition of Shevat on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Judaism) The eleventh month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar
shewbread Tweet Definition of shewbread Like Definition of shewbread on Facebook
noun
  1. Twelve loaves of bread placed on the alter in Jewish Temples and renewed periodically. See showbread.
shibah Tweet Definition of shibah Like Definition of shibah on Facebook
noun
  1. alternative spelling of shiva
shivah Tweet Definition of shivah Like Definition of shivah on Facebook
noun
  1. alternative spelling of shiva
shofar Tweet Definition of shofar Like Definition of shofar on Facebook
noun (shofroth)
  1. (Judaism) a ram"s-horn trumpet
  • 1985: Thaddeus the fluteplayer had, it seems, found a ram"s horn or , and he was blowing this not in the normal manner of an angry summons but so as to produce a melody of four notes, like a camp call to dinner or parade. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
showbread Tweet Definition of showbread Like Definition of showbread on Facebook
noun
  1. The twelve loaves of bread placed daily by the Jewish priests in the Holy Place on the table. See discussion on talk page.
Sivan Tweet Definition of Sivan Like Definition of Sivan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Judaism) The third month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar.
Solomon Tweet Definition of Solomon Like Definition of Solomon on Facebook
noun
  1. A very large champagne bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 20 liters, equivalent to 28 standard bottles.
proper noun
  1. (Biblical ) A king of Israel famous for his wisdom.
  2. (given name, male)
Sukkoth Tweet Definition of Sukkoth Like Definition of Sukkoth on Facebook
noun
  1. Alternative spelling of Sukkot.
synagogue Tweet Definition of synagogue Like Definition of synagogue on Facebook
noun
  1. A place where Jews meet for worship.
  2. A congregation of Jews for the purpose of worship or religious study.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2018 All rights reserved.