Night Vocabulary Cabbala (Kabbalah): contains the long-hidden keys to the secrets of the universe as well as the keys to the mysteries of the human heart and soul Talmud: the collection of Jewish law and tradition Zohar: a medieval mystical work, consisting chiefly of interpretations of and commentaries on the Pentateuch: the definitive work of Jewish cabala. Synagogue: a Jewish house of worship Gestapo: the German state secret police during the Nazi regime Lorries: a long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides Rabbi: the chief religious official of a synagogue, trained usually in a theological seminary and duly ordained, who delivers the sermon at a religious service and performs ritualistic, pastoral, educational, and other functions in and related to his or her capacity as a spiritual leader of Judaism and the Jewish community. Fascist Party: (fascism) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Deportation: the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state. Guerillas: A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy, as by surprise raids Aryan: In Nazism and neo-Nazism, a non-Jewish Caucasian, especially one of Nordic type, supposed to be part of a master race. Boche: a German, esp. a German soldier in World War I. Kaddish: A prayer recited in the daily synagogue services and by mourners after the death of a close relative. Kapo: a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates Pipel: a sad eyed angel. Rosh Hashanah: a Jewish high holy day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and only on the first day by Reform Jews. Yom Kippur: the day of atonement. A day of fasting meant for prayer and repentance. It is a week after Rosh Hashanah Meister: master in German. Holocaust: The genocide of European Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II: Dictator: a person exercising absolute power, esp. a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession. Phylacteries: Judaism. either of two small, black, leather cubes containing a piece of parchment inscribed with verses 4–9 of Deut. 6, 13–21 of Deut. 11, and 1–16 of Ex. 13: one is attached with straps to the left arm and the other to the forehead during weekday morning prayers by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish men. Beadle: a parish officer having various subordinate duties, as keeping orderduring service s, waiting on the rector, etc.