Glossary beginning with V

Vashti
In the first chapter of the Book of Esther, Quieen Vashti refuses to dance for the King and is banished. Long villainized, Vashti has been embraced by Jewish women as a contemporay feminist heroine.
Vidui
Confession. Recited on Yom Kippur, prior to one’s wedding, and on one's deathbed.