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Vashti:  (4th century BCE) Great-granddaughter of Nebuchadnezzar, wife of Ahasuerus. Took pleasure in tormenting Jewish girls. Was executed for refusing to obey her husband's command to appear at his party.  [8 related articles] People & Events » People » Biblical Personalities » Post First Temple (Biblical Personalities) » Vashti
Vav:  the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, prounounced "v" (can also funtion as a consonant), with a numerical value of 6  [8 related articles] Human Being, The » Faculties and Talents » Speech; Communication » Language » Holy Tongue, the; Hebrew » Aleph-Beit, The » Vav
VaYechal:  Torah passage read in public during fast days 
Vayikra:  The third of the Five Books of Moses, describes the inauguration of the Tabernacle, and contains many of the mitzvot, including the laws of sacrifices[406 related articles] Torah, The » Parshah (Weekly Torah Reading) » Vayikra
Vayikra:  (lit. “And He called”); a) the Book of Leviticus; b) the first Torah reading in that book  [44 related articles] Torah, The » Parshah (Weekly Torah Reading) » Leviticus, the Book of » Vayikra
Vespasian:  Emperor of Rome from 69 until 79 CE, father of Titus. In 66 CE Emperor Nero sent Vespasian, then a general in the Roman army, to Judea to quell the revolt there. Vespasian restored Roman control over Judea, killing thousands of Jews, decimating the Galilee and laying siege to Jerusalem. During the siege, he was appointed Emperor, and returned to Rome. Vespasian's son Titus completed his father's work with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE.  [2 related articles] People & Events » People » Second Temple Personalities » Vespasian
Vidduy:  confession of sins  [15 related articles] G-d and Man » Teshuvah ("Return"; Repentance) » Vidduy
Vort:  (Yiddish, lit. “word”); a thought provoking teaching or remark 

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