על פי התורה (Hebrew- pronounced Al pi haTorah) – according to the Torah

 

Boruch Hashem – Thank G-d

 

batei chinuch – educational institutions

 

batei medrash – study halls

 

batei knesses – synagogues

 

bein adam lachaveiro – laws pertinent to interpersonal relations

 

bein adam lamakom – laws pertinent to our relationship with G-d

 

chas v’sholom – G-d forbid

 

gashmius – physical

 

gezeirah – edict

 

kavod hatefila – proper prayer decorum

 

kedusha — holiness

 

kehillos – congregations

 

ksiva v’achasima tova  — May you be inscribed and sealed in the book of life

 

Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah – Council of Torah Sages

 

rachamim – Divine mercy

 

roshei eidah – congregational heads

 

ruchnius – spirituality

 

Simchos – celebratory occasions

 

tefillah – prayer

 

tichleh shona v’kililosaho – may the year and its calamities come to an end

 

Yomim Noraim – the High Holy Days

 

ר”ל – Hebrew acronym for rachmana litzlan – Heaven forfend

 

!הן קל כביר לא ימאס – אין הקב”ה מואס בתפלתן של רבים – Hebrew phrase that means “G-d is powerful and will not deny” – The L-rd will not deny the prayers of the masses