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Glossary of Terms: Y


Yajna

"Sacrifice" (Sanskrit); in Hinduism, ritual worship based on the Vedas (earliest sacred texts of India); contrasted with puja (ritual not based on Vedic texts)

Yang

Yang

Yang

in Eastern philosophy, one of two (along with "yin") complementary principles that constitute all things in life; thought of as light, active, heaven, and male

Yin

Yin

Yin

in Eastern philosophy, one of two (along with "yang") complementary principles that constitute all things in life; thought of as dark, passive, earth, and female

Yoga

lit. "union" (Sanskrit); a practice in many Indian traditions (including Buddhism) of physical and mental exercises that lead to meditation.

Yom HaAtzmaut

Yom HaAtzma'ut

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaZikaron

Yom HaZikaron

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim

Yule

Yule


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