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Ulam:  (lit. "hall"); the entrance hall of the Beit Hamikdash  G-d and Man » Holy Temple, The » Components of the Holy Temple » Ulam
Unterfirher:  (Yiddish) parents or other couple escorting bride and groom to the chuppah  Human Being, The » Self & Fellow » Relationships » Marriage » Jewish Wedding, The » Chupah » Unterfirher
Upsherin:  (Yiddish, lit. "to cut off"); traditional first haircut of a little boy when he turns three  [17 related articles] Human Being, The » Life Cycles » Upsherin
Urchatz:  (lit. "and wash") the second step of the Passover seder--washing one's hands before eating the karpas  [3 related articles] Calendar, The Jewish » Passover » Seder, the » 15 Steps of the Seder, the » Urchatz
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.  [1 related article] People & Events » People » Biblical Personalities » Kings and Prophets » Uriah the Hitite
Urim VeTumim:  the stones embedded in the High Priest’s breastplate, which served as oracles  [2 related articles] G-d and Man » Holy Temple, The » Components of the Holy Temple » Priestly Garments (Bigdei Kehunah) » Choshen (the breastplate) » 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] Calendar, The Jewish » Sukkot » Ushpizin, The

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