Glossary

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  • z”l

    Abbreviation for the Hebrew "zichrono libracha" or "zichrona livracha" meaning "may his/her memory be a blessing." It is common, when mentioning in writing the name of someone who has died, to add z"l after the person's name. The full phrase is said when speaking.
  • Zaida

    Yiddish for "grandfather."
  • zayde

    Yiddish for "grandfather."
  • Zion

    Hebrew term, synonymous with Jerusalem.
  • zionism

    A form of nationalism of Jews and Jewish culture that supports a Jewish nation state in territory defined as the Land of Israel.
  • zionist

    A supporter of the ideal that Israel be defined as a Jewish nation state.