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yahrzeit Tweet Definition of yahrzeit Like Definition of yahrzeit on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, Jewish) The anniversary of a person's death, often of a parent's.
     
Yahweh Tweet Definition of Yahweh Like Definition of Yahweh on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (context, religion) The personal name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures; in Hebrew, ×××× (YHVH)
     
yarmulke Tweet Definition of yarmulke Like Definition of yarmulke on Facebook
noun 
  1. A skullcap worn by religious Jewish males (especially during prayer), also known as a kippah.
     
yeshiva Tweet Definition of yeshiva Like Definition of yeshiva on Facebook
noun 
  1. An academy for the advanced study of Jewish texts.
     
YHVH Tweet Definition of YHVH Like Definition of YHVH on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. known as the "Tetragrammaton", the four Hebrew letters ×××× which are transliterated into the Latin alphabet as YHVH (or IHVH, JHVH, or YHWH). These are usually combined with vowels in English to arrive at the spelling "Jehovah," but some Bible scholars agree that a perhaps closer pronunciation to the original Hebrew word would be something like "Yahweh".
     
Yom Kippur Tweet Definition of Yom Kippur Like Definition of Yom Kippur on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Jewish Day of Atonement. It falls on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei and is considered the holiest day of the year by Jews.
     

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