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Tabernacle Tweet Definition of Tabernacle Like Definition of Tabernacle on Facebook
noun 
  1. a case on the altar of a church that contains the consecrated host and wine for the Eucharist
  2. the portable place of worship in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant in the book of Exodus
     
Talmud Tweet Definition of Talmud Like Definition of Talmud on Facebook
noun 
  1. A collection of Jewish writings related to the practical application of Judaic law and tradition (may refer to either the Babylonian Talmud or the shorter Jerusalem Talmud).
     
Tammuz Tweet Definition of Tammuz Like Definition of Tammuz on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Judaism) The fourth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar.
     
tefillin Tweet Definition of tefillin Like Definition of tefillin on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, tefilla)
     
temple Tweet Definition of temple Like Definition of temple on Facebook
noun 
  1. The region of the skull on either side of the forehead.
  2. A building for worship.
"A temple of Zeus."
  1. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  2. (French), Sometimes used to describe a protestant church in French-speaking nations.
  3. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  4. Something of importance; something attended to.
My body is my temple.
  1. (Ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
  2. (obsolete) a body
     
terefah Tweet Definition of terefah Like Definition of terefah on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Kashrut): meat that is forbidden
     
Tetragrammaton Tweet Definition of Tetragrammaton Like Definition of Tetragrammaton on Facebook
noun 
  1. The four Hebrew letters ×××× (in transliteration, YHWH or JHVH) used as the ineffable name of God in the Hebrew Bible, variously transliterated as Yahweh or Jehovah.
     
Tevet Tweet Definition of Tevet Like Definition of Tevet on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Judaism) The tenth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar
     
Torah Tweet Definition of Torah Like Definition of Torah on Facebook
noun 
  1. A specially written scroll containing the five books of Moses, such as those used in religious services.
An anonymous donor has provided us with a lovely new Torah.
  1. A book containing the five books of Moses.
There was a lovely leather-bound Torah on the bookshelf.
proper noun 
  1. The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, attributed to Moses and therefore also known as the Five Books of Moses.
Tradition holds that the Torah was handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai.
  1. The full body of written Jewish law, including the Tanakh, the Talmud, the Mishnah and the midrashic texts.
It says in the Torah that both gossip and murder cause irreparable damage.
  1. The whole of Jewish law, written and unwritten.
  2. The encompassing philosophy of Judaism.
     

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