A Jewish matchmaker is called a shadchan if he is a male or a shadchanit if she is female. The tradition of matchmaking is known as shidduch. Professional matchmakers are paid to propose potential matches between singles... More »

A common Hebrew word is "shalom," which is Hebrew for peace, and is used to say both "hello" and "goodbye." A common Yiddish word is "glitch," which means "slip," "skate" or "nosedive," and has become a common American t... More »

www.reference.com Education

In the Jewish tradition, the 12 minor prophets is a reference to a single book of the Old Testament, containing the stories of twelve prophets of Israel, including Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah and Jonah. Rounding out the 1... More »

The first six months of the Jewish calendar are Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av and Elul. The final six months of the Jewish calendar are Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat and Adar. On leap years, a thirteenth mont... More »

The main sects of Judaism in the United States today are Orthodox, Reform and Conservative, according Judaism 101. About 5 million people practice Judaism in the U.S. More »

While Jews believe there was a Jesus, they do not accept that he was the long-awaited Messiah. They believe that Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament and that the Jewish Messiah has yet to ... More »

Jews wear a kippah, or yarmulke, as a symbol of reverence before God. Traditionally, kippot (the plural of Kippah) are worn only by men, though depending on community and personal customs, women may also choose to wear t... More »