Parsha Terms

There are a few words which will be used over the course of  every Parsha , which you may be unfamiliar with. Here is a handy guide to help you follow the lessons and hock (a fancy Jewish

word for schmooze, which is another fancy Jewish word for discuss) like a ben torah:

 

Yom KippurA holiday and one of the holiest days of the year. The high Priest would perform a special service in the mishkan so the sins of the Jews would be atoned

 

LeketA commandment to help the poor. Stalks of wheat which fall to the ground should be left for the poor.

 

Shichicha- A commandment to help the poor. Bundles of wheat which are forgotten in the field should be left for the poor.

 

Peah- A commandment to help the poor. The corner of your field should be left for the poor.

 

Orlah- The first 3 years in the life of a tree, all of its fruits are called orlah and cannot be eaten

Neta Revai- In the fourth year of a tree’s life, the fruit is holy and must be eaten in Yerushalayim