Glossary beginning with U
- Among many Orthodox Jews, a boy’s hair is often not cut until his third birthday. The haircut is then performed amidst festivities, called an upsherin, usually on Lag B'Omer. Boys are usually given their first tzitzit on their third birthday, as well. Today, some families hold an upsherin for girls, and some families give their daughters tzitzit.
- Biblical guests invited into the sukkah on each of the nights of the holiday. While the traditional ushpizin were all male, a new custom has been created, inviting female guests as well.