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Ulam:  (lit. "hall"); the entrance hall of the Beit Hamikdash  Holy Temple, The » Ulam
Unterfirher:  (Yiddish) parents or other couple escorting bride and groom to the chuppah  [1 related article]
Upsherin:  (Yiddish, lit. "to cut off"); traditional first haircut of a little boy when he turns three  [19 related articles]
Urchatz:  (lit. "and wash") the second step of the Passover seder--washing one's hands before eating the karpas  [4 related articles]
Uriah the Hitite:  (d. 849 BCE) First husband of Bathsheba. As per King David’s orders, he was killed in a battle against the Ammonites. David was rebuked and punished for this act.  [2 related articles]
Urim VeTumim:  the stones embedded in the High Priest’s breastplate, which served as oracles  [3 related articles] Components of the Holy Temple » Holy Temple, The » Urim VeTumim
Ushpizin, The:  (Aramaic, lit. “honored guests”); seven leading figures in Jewish history who make noncorporeal visits to our sukkot on the holiday of that name  [11 related articles]

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