Dancing in my Mother's Slippers

Challah - special ritual bread for Sabbath

El Malei Rachamim
- God of Compassion

Kiddush - sanctification of the wine

Shabbat - Sabbath, a day of rest and renewal

Shiva - the first seven days of mourning after the burial

Simcha - joy

Torah - Five Books of Moses

Viddui - purification prayer as one approaches death

Yizkor - memorial service conducted on Jewish pilgrimage holidays

Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (at-one-ment)

Shema Yisrael
. . . - This affirmation is at the core of the Jewish faith, and is traditionally spoken at the moment of death and also before bed each night, since we never know if we will wake up. The traditional translation is “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is One.” There are many contemporary translations.

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