Green links on this site take you to our dictionary, created for those seeking a deeper understanding of words and phrases used in a synagogue or Jewish context.
A Word About The Words
The Hebrew terms on this site represent core principles (Middot) of Jewish belief.
To us, they are words to live by. For a translation and examples of how we live our faith, mouse-over the words on each page.
Welcome to BZBI's customized dictionary created by our staff for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the words and phrases used in the synagogue, on the website, and seen throughout the Jewish community. Our hope is that this dictionary will provide users with clarification on unfamiliar terms and a comprehensive answer to questions about phrases seen everyday. We aim to provide the inquisitive with an introduction to the world of Jewish language, its fascinating history, and its applications in our daily lives.
To the left you’ll find the navigation for this area of the site.
Don't know what a word means? Click Search then type any word or phrase into the Search box. Click "Go" to see all the dictionary entries including that word.
We update our Dictionary frequently in an effort to provide users with up to date, comprehensive information. Here you will see our most recent changes.
To view all of the entries in the BZBI Dictionary, please click on INDEX. Clicking on any word at the left will bring up the definition on the right. Throughout the site, words in green are hyperlinked directly to this dictionary to offer you more clarity and understanding.