• Al-Ha-Yam

    Hebrew for "along the sea"

  • Aleph

    Aleph or Alef is the first letter of the Semitic abjads descended from Proto-Canaanite, Arabic alphabet, Phoenician alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Syriac alphabet

  • Aliyah

    Emigrating to Israel

  • Alter kochers

    Yiddish term for elderly person, old-timer.

  • Am Segulah

    The chosen people, whether that "chosen" status is God-driven or self-appointed for the Jewish nation to act as role models and inspiration for the world

  • Amen Selah

    An exclamation of confidence in what has just been said (amen), with the added emphasis that we should reflect upon what has been said (selah)....

  • Amidah

    The central devotional prayer of Judaism, recited silently three times each day and consisting of eighteen blessings. (Also called Shemonah Esreh)

  • Amorites

    A historic people that lived in ancient Israel during the 3rd millenium BC

  • Anakites

    Giants who lived in Canaan and were the offspring of "sons of God" and "daughters of men" according to Biblical tradition

  • Ani l’Dodi v’Dodi Li

    "I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine", a quote from Song of Songs.