20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    tumler

    "A funmaker, a 'live wire,' a clown, a prankster, the 'life of the party." (Rosten)

  2. 2

    b'shalom

    "in peace" (used to sign off in written correspondence)

  3. 3

    Shabbos

    the Jewish Sabbath

  4. 4

    dreck

    "Trash, junk, garbage; cheap or worthlesss things." (Rosten), sh*t

  5. 5

    kal v'chomer

    by extrapolation we know; all the more so. "with assuredness of mind or action based on an earlier, more restrictive, premise; assuredly; certainly: indubitably." (Weiser)

  6. 6

    slicha

    "Excuse me", "Sorry"

  7. 7

    Mi Shebeirach

    the prayer for healing said during a Torah service; [lit. "He who blesses"]

  8. 8

    chazan

    The official at a synagogue who leads the congregation in prayer and song. (JPS)

  9. 9

    Torah

    Literally, "teaching". 1. The five books of moses. 2. Jewish law and values in general.

  10. 10

    chas v'sholom

    "heaven forbid" (Glinert)

  11. 11

    egal

    adj. describing a non-Orthodox Jewish prayer group or service in which men and women can participate equally and a mechitzah (boundary separating women from men) is not used.

  12. 12

    gam ani

    "me, too"

  13. 13

    sifria

    library

  14. 14

    abi gezunt

    "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

  15. 15

    BT

    ba'al teshuva, returnee to faith, Jew who chose to become Orthodox

  16. 16

    mechuteneste

    the mother of one's child's spouse

  17. 17

    broch

    curse

  18. 18

    member of the tribe

    non-derogitory slang term used to identify a Jewish person

  19. 19

    Shemot

    The Book of Exodus [lit. 'names']

    Printed items containing the name of God in Hebrew letters (generally pronounced SHAY-miss)

  20. 20

    yotzei

    released from a religious obligation by dint of completion or fulfillment; "to have done what's required" (Glinert)

    (with the helping verb "to be," and an object where required) to fulfill, as a mitzvah or some figurative obligation