yellow star: a badge featuring the Star of David (a symbol of Judaism) used by the Nazis during the Holocaust as a method of identifying Jews in Germany and in some areas occupied by the Germans

Yom Kippur: a Jewish holy day marked by fasting and prayer for the atonement of sins

Zionism: a Jewish movement that arose in the late 19th century in response to growing anti-Semitism and European nationalism. One of its primary aims was to re-establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Zohar: Hebrew meaning "splendor, radiance;" one of the major works of the Kabbalah.

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