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Glossary of Kabbalah and Chassidut – Letter “H”

And Other Hebrew Words from the Website

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H

Haftorah (“conclusion”):
The Haftorah is the reading from the Prophets concluding the recitation of the Sabbath or festival Torah-portion.
 
Haggadah (“Telling”):
The Haggadah is the text read from in retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt on the first (and in the Diaspora: second) night(s) of Pesach.
 
Hakafot (“Revolutions”):
Hakafot are the processions around the bimah in the synagogue, conducted on SukkotShemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah while holding either the Torah-scroll or the four species.
Halachah (“The way” or “walking”):
Halachah is a general rubric referring to the entire system of Jewish law and ritual practice; also, a specific law within that system (pl. halachot).
Haneirot Halalu (“These Lamps”):
Haneirot Halalu is a liturgy recited after the kindling of the Chanukah lights.
 
Havayah:
A Holy Name of G-d.
For further explanation see: Eleven Holy Names of G-d.
 
Hei:
Hei is the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
For further explanation see Alef-Beit Significances.
Also see: The Mystical Significance of the Hebrew Letters (including an image and audio pronunciation of each letter).
 
He’elem v’gilui (Concealment and revelation):
He’elem v’gilui are one of two fundamental dialectics in Creation (see Etzem v’hitpashtut); the underlying dynamic of Divine emanation in the world of Atzilut.
 
Hefsek Taharah (“cessation [of bleeding, indicating] purity”)
Hefsek Taharah is an examination through which a woman determines that her menstrual bleeding has ceased.
Hod (“Splendor,” “Acknowledgment):
Hod is the eighth of the ten sefirot, and fifth of the emotive attributes in Creation.
For further explanation see: The Divine Emanations–Gevurah.

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