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Transliteration Hebrew Definition
Kaddish

קַדִישׁ

A prayer typically associated with mourners, recited after a recent death and on the Yartzeit of a loved one.

Kashrut

כַּשְׁרוּת

The principles and practices of “keeping Kosher;” Jewish tradition’s food practices.

Kehillah Kedoshah

קְהִילָה קְדוֹשָׁה

A Jewish sacred community.

Ketubah

כְּתוּבָּה

A Jewish marriage contract.

Kiddush

קִידוּשׁ

A blessing recited over wine that sanctifies Shabbat, a holiday, or a life cycle milestone.

Kippah (Hebrew) or Yarmulke (Yiddish)

כִּפָּה

A head covering, a sign of respect.

Kislev

כִּסְלֶו

The ninth month of the Jewish Calendar. Chanukah begins on the 25th of Kislev.