Synagogues in 10009 Zip Code
Common Judaic Terms
Synagogues are consecrated temples where members of the Jewish faith meet for prayer, reflection, theological instruction and occasional organized social events. The following list of terms might help you understand a few of the traditions and rituals that take place in synagogues:

Chabad: A Hebrew abbreviation for the words Chochmah, Binah and Da'at, meaning "wisdom, understanding and knowledge." The Chabad philosophy emphasizes mental control over human emotion, and that every worldly component is the result of direct intervention from God.

Shul: The Yiddish word for synagogue. Shul is derived from the German "schule," meaning "school."

Torah: The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, which, according to the Jewish tradition, were dictated to Moses from God.

Talmud: A collection of writings that essentially contain the ethical, historical and philosophical foundations of the Jewish religion.

Siddur: A book containing daily prayers, as well as prayers for the Sabbath, the new moon and different holidays.

Shalom: A Hebrew term used as a greeting. Shalom can be translated to mean "peace," "completeness" or "fullness."

Rabbi: A Jewish spiritual leader. Rabbis are expert in Talmudic scholarship, and provide guidance to their communities.

Hasidism: A combined sect of Orthodox Judaism that emphasizes piety and equality between common people and the learned spiritual elite in terms of innate holiness.

Orthodox:Members of the Jewish faith that closely adhere to strict Talmudic teachings and philosophies.

Purim: A holiday in the Jewish tradition that celebrates the delivery of the Jewish people from slaughter by Queen Ester and Mordacai. It is celebrated by giving charitable donations, the reading aloud of passages from the Scroll of Ester, and wearing masks and costumes.

415 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009
28 Gramercy Park S
New York, NY 10003
325 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003
551 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
7 Willett St
New York, NY 10002
280 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
155 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
11 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003
334 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
180 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
1 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012
33 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
245 E 17th St
New York, NY 10003
313 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
145 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
317 Henry St
New York, NY 10002
307 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
15 Willett St
New York, NY 10002
262 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002
78 W 11th St
New York, NY 10011
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