Defining Our Terms
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 fcontact the Director of Congregational Learning, at 860-233-2774,
Adon Olam -
A closing hymn for the Shabbat and holiday morning service.
Ahavat Yisrael -
Literally, “Love of Israel.” 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.