Stealing Home: Israel Bound and Rebound

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GLOSSARY
This Glossary is intended primarily to explain Jewish or Israeli terms to persons with a limited acquaintance with them but additionally to be instructive and/or entertaining for those with greater background in these areas.*
A.A.C.I.: Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel, a self-help lobby and social organization of ex-North Americans.
Abba: Father.
Abuhatzeira, Aharon: Former cabinet minister. A jail-stretch for illegally siphoning revenues to favorite causes and cronies seems not to have dampened the ardor of his Tami Party supporters. He was re-elected.
Adon Olam: "Master of the Universe," a hymn affirming faith in God that traditionally closes Shabbat morning services.
Afikim Hanegev: Streams in the Negev. Its source is biblical.
A.F.T: American Federation of Teachers (A.F.L.-C.I.O.). It tries harder but is perennially Number Two to the more conservative National Education Association.
Afula: Regional agricultural center in the North of Israel with mixed Jewish and Arab population. Sister city to Fresno , California.
Agrexco: Israel's overseas marketing cooperative for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Akiva (Akiba): Revered rabbinic scholar, martyr to the Romans in 135 C.E.
Al Azazma: Largest of Negev Bedouin tribes.
Aleph (Alef): First letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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Note: The Hebrew sound for the English combination "ch" is a guttural "h."
*
Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are masculine singular forms from the Hebrew.

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