Glossary

Ani Maamin-5

August 30, 2006, by

“Ani Maamin-5” – Fifth of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith laid down by the Rambam in the twelfth century, and the fifth and last of the five principles relating to the Existence and Nature of G-d.

Ani Maamin-6

August 30, 2006, by

“Ani Maamin-6” – Sixth of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith laid down by the Rambam in the twelfth century, and the first of the four principles relating to the Authority and Authenticity of the Torah, the nature of Prophecy, and the Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu, A”H.

Ani Maamin-7

August 30, 2006, by

“Ani Maamin-7” – Seventh of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith laid down by the Rambam in the twelfth century, and the second of the four principles relating to the Authority and Authenticity of the Torah, the nature of Prophecy, and the Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu, A”H.

Ani Maamin-8

August 30, 2006, by

“Ani Maamin-8” – Eighth of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith laid down by the Rambam in the twelfth century, and the third of the four principles relating to the Authority and Authenticity of the Torah, the nature of Prophecy, and the Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu, A”H.

Ani Maamin-9

August 30, 2006, by

“Ani Maamin-9” – Ninth of the Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith laid down by the Rambam in the twelfth century, and the fourth and last of the four principles relating to the Authority and Authenticity of the Torah, the nature of Prophecy, and the Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu, A”H.

Ani Ma’amin

June 7, 2006, by

Supplement to the “Shacharit” (Morning) Prayer, composed by medieval rabbinic authorities, expressing the basic philosophy of the Jewish Religion; based on the “Commentary to the Mishnah” of the Rambam on the chapter of the Talmud that deals most directly with philosophical matters. There are thirteen principles, and the twelfth (dealing with our steadfast belief in the Coming of the Mashiach) was sung by Jewish concentration camp martyrs during the Holocaust. The (abridged versions of the) principles are:

Anshei Knesset HaGedolah

February 7, 2014, by

“Anshei Knesset HaGedolah” – Men of the Great Assembly; founded by Ezra in approximately 520 B.C.E., this institution of Torah Sages led the Jewish People at the beginning of the Second Temple Era (ca. 520 B.C.E. – 70 C.E.). It included Mordechai and the last of the prophetsChaggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Among the accomplishments of […]

Aravot

June 19, 2006, by

[sing. "Aravah"] called by the Torah “Arvei Nachal,” “willows of the brook.” Two branches from this tree make up one of the “Arbaah Minim,” the “Four Species, or Types of Agricultural Produce” which the Jew is commanded by the Torah to hold together and wave in all directions. The symbolism of this act, at least […]

Arba-ah Minim

June 19, 2006, by

the “Four Species, or Types of Agricultural Produce” which the Jew is commanded by the Torah to hold together and wave in all directions. The symbolism of this act, at least according to one opinion in the Talmud, is to show the supremacy of G-d, its Creator, over Nature. The Four Species are the “Etrog,” […]