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1. Vocabulary Words
Created by M. Coliadis
2. Vocabulary Words? Jewish
Relating to the Jews who are descendents of an ancient people called Hebrews
At Molly?s school there weren?t other Jewish girls.
Relating to the present time or times not long past
Molly?s mother is a modern pilgrim.
A building divided into separate apartments for rent
Molly lived in a poor tenement apartment in New York.
Having little knowledge, not knowing, unaware
Joe was ignorant about the process of photosynthesis and could not explain it to his teacher.
A country that makes up most of the continent of Asia
Russia used to be called the Soviet Union.
A Jewish house of worship
Jewish people go to the synagogue to worship.
To make or fill in a design with
Molly?s mother made an embroidered handkerchief for her.
To make fun of or say mean insulting things to
Elizabeth taunted Molly because she could not speak English like everyone else.
A passage between sections or seats
The bride will walk down the aisle on her wedding day.
12. Corkscrew curls
Hair that is curled in the shape of a corkscrew
Elizabeth?s hair was long and black with corkscrew curls.
A language; A blend of German and Hebrew
Molly?s mother spoke Yiddish at home.
wanted to talk with the
teacher so that the
paskudnyaks would stop
The Cossacks burned down the synagogue in the town of Goraduk.
Molly?s mama often called her ?shaynkeit.?
?Oi, Malkeleh, we can?t go back to New York City,? said Mama.
Goraduk is the city from which Molly came to America in the children's novel Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. Molly and her family left Goraduk because the Cossacks were persecuting the Jews in that place.
19. Sukkos (Sukkoth)
The Jewish harvest holiday
Molly celebrated the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth.