Glossary

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  • NCSY

    National Conference of Synagogue Youth, the youth group of Judaism's Orthodox in the United States, Canada, Israel and Chile. It offers local and regional Shabbat programming, summer programs and post-high school programs.
  • Ne’ila

    Hebrew for "locking," the concluding prayer service on Yom Kippur. The name alludes to the closing of both the holiday and the final chance for prayers of repentance. The service ends with the blowing of the shofar.
  • Ne’ilah

    Hebrew for "locking," the concluding prayer service on Yom Kippur. The name alludes to the closing of both the holiday and the final chance for prayers of repentance. The service ends with the blowing of the shofar.
  • Neila

    Hebrew for "locking," the concluding prayer service on Yom Kippur. The name alludes to the closing of both the holiday and the final chance for prayers of repentance. The service ends with the blowing of the shofar.
  • Neilah

    Hebrew for "locking," the concluding prayer service on Yom Kippur. The name alludes to the closing of both the holiday and the final chance for prayers of repentance. The service ends with the blowing of the shofar.
  • neshama

    Hebrew for "soul" or "spirit," the word literally means "breath." In modern Judaism, it is believed that a person receives their soul from God with their first breath (based on Genesis 2:7).
  • neshamah

    Hebrew for "soul" or "spirit," the word literally means "breath." In modern Judaism, it is believed that a person receives their soul from God with their first breath (based on Genesis 2:7).
  • NFTY

    North American Federation of Temple Youth, the youth group of Judaism's Reform movement in North America. It offers local and regional youth groups, summer programs and post-high school programs.
  • nichum aveilim

    Hebrew for "condolence of mourning," a visit made to the mourners during the first week of mourning (the period known as shiva). This is also referred to as "making a shiva call" and is considered a mitzvah (a good deed or commandment).
  • Nichum avelim

    Hebrew for "condolence of mourning," a visit made to the mourners during the first week of mourning (the period known as shiva). This is also referred to as "making a shiva call" and is considered a mitzvah (a good deed or commandment).