Understanding traditional Jewish prayers may seem impossible if you don’t speak Hebrew. But knowing some key words can help you follow along and get the basic meaning of much of the liturgy.
The following 50 words are some of the most common words found in Jewish prayers. We’ve included the Hebrew, English, and a transliteration of each word.
Try learning a few each week or spotting them in a siddur. In no time, you’ll find the prayers to be more familiar and hopefully more meaningful.
|| Our Fathers
|Ein||There is Not||אֵין|
|Imru||Let Us Say||אִמְרוּ|