Glossary

Sheshet Yemai Bereshit

February 11, 2014, by

“Sheshet Yemai Bereshit” – the “Six Days of Creation,” which were followed by the “Seventh Day,” the “Yom HaShabbat,” the “Day” of “Rest.” On these six “Days,” the Universe and all that is in it was brought into being by “E-lohim,” G-d, as described in Bereshit (1:1 – 2:3). Each “Day” may have been much […]

Sheshet Yemi Bereshit

June 21, 2006, by

The “Six Days of Creation,” which were followed by the “Seventh Day,” the “Yom HaShabbat,” the “Day” of “Rest.” On these six “Days,” the Universe and all that is in it was brought into being by “E-lohim,” G-d, as described in Bereshit (1:1 – 2:3). Each “Day” may have been much longer than 24 hours, […]

Sheva Brachot

June 21, 2006, by

[f., s. "Brachah"]; the Seven Blessings that are recited under the Chupah, the Bridal Canopy, and at special celebrations in honor of the “Chatan,” the bridegroom, and the “Kallah,” the Bride, who are considered as King and Queen during the “Shivat Yemai HaMishteh,” the “Seven Days of Celebration” that follow their “Chatunah,” or “Wedding.”

Shimon ben Yaakov (ca. 1567 B.C.E. – ca. 1447 B.C.E.)

February 11, 2014, by

Click on Sons of Yaakov for a general introduction to the lives of these individuals who constituted the original Jewish People. Shimon is the second son of Yaakov and Leah. His mother, who is less-loved than her sister and co-wife, Rachel*, feels the sting of that fact throughout her life, as is seen in the […]

Shiur

June 21, 2006, by

[m., pl. “Shiurim”]; a lesson, generally used for a lesson in “limudei kodesh,” study of holy material; that is, Bible or Mishnah or Talmud

Shivah

June 21, 2006, by

Two clearly related meanings: 1) the number seven; this is a number of special significance in Judaism, as a unit of time. Examples are the seven days of the week, with the seventh day of the week, the Shabbat, being the Holy Day. Some other examples are the seven Shemittah cycles of seven years each, […]

Shivah Asar B’Tammuz

June 21, 2006, by

the seventeenth of the Month of Tammuz; the next-to-saddest day on the Hebrew Calendar, marked by several tragedies, including Moshe’s breaking of the first tablets of the “Aseret HaDibrot.”

Shlomo HaMelech

February 11, 2014, by

Shlomo HaMelech – King Solomon, son of David HaMelech, King David. Shlomo carried out the dream of his father, to build the Beit HaMikdash, the Temple, in about 1,000 B.C.E. When HaShem offered him anything he wanted, Shlomo chose wisdom. Recognizing his wise choice, HaShem granted him riches as well as wisdom. Shlomo was the […]

Shmini Atzeret

June 21, 2006, by

The “eighth day” of Sukkot, in which the Mitzvot of Sukkot are withdrawn, and the seventy sacrifices corresponding to the “Seventy Nations” have already been brought. Only one sacrifice remains to be brought. And there is only one Mitzvah left, namely, to rejoice together with Hashem. In Israel, Simchat Torah is combined with Shmini Atzeret.

Shmoozing

June 21, 2006, by

[Yiddish-English]; Chatting; engaging in conversation about matters which may or may not be, depending on the context, relatively unimportant and sometimes, inappropriate.