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Transliteration Hebrew Definition
Tallit (Hebrew) or Tallis (Yiddish)

טַלִית

A prayer shawl marked by Tzitzit on its four corners; traditionally worn by Jews over the age 13 during morning services.

Tammuz

תַּמוּז

The fourth month of the Jewish Calendar.

Tefillah

תְּפִילָה

Prayer.

Tefillin

תְּפִילִין

Leather prayer boxes with Torah selections inscribed on parchment inside; traditionally worn by Jews over the age 13 during weekday morning services.

Tevet

טֶבֶת

The tenth month of the Jewish Calendar.

Tikkun Olam

תִּיקוּן עוֹלָם

World-repair.

Tisha B’Av

תַּשְׁעָה בְּאַב

9th of Av, commemorating the destruction of the Temple and exile from Jerusalem.

Tishrei

תִּשְׁרֵי

The seventh month of the Jewish Calendar. Rosh HaShanah is on the 1st of Tishrei, Yom Kippur is on the 10th, and Sukkot is on the 15th.

Torah

תּוֹרָה

Literally "the Teaching", the Torah is the first 5 books of the Bible. Traditionally, the words of the Torah are written on a scroll by a sofer on parchment in Hebrew.

Treyf

טרייף

Not kosher.

Tu BiShvat

ט"וּ בִּשְׁבַט

New Year for Trees.

Tzedakah

צְדָקָה

Giving money for the purpose of world-repair.

Tzitzit

צִיצִית

Ritual fringes placed on the corner of a garment as a reminder of the Torah’s 613 Mitzvot.