20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    chadar ochel

    dining hall, dining room

  2. 2

    justo

    True, right.

  3. 3

    taiva

    lust, desire

  4. 4

    Amida

    The Shemoneh Esrei prayer, which is said while standing [Amida, lit. "standing".]

  5. 5

    shofar

    ram's horn sounded during the month of elul, especially associated with rosh hashanah

  6. 6

    unaffiliated

    Refers to members of the Jewish population who are not involved with a synagogue or other Jewish community organizations.

  7. 7

    mesorah

    tradition

  8. 8

    farblondzhet

    Rosten: "Lost...mixed up, wandering about without any idea of where you are." Can refer to being physically or intellectually lost.

  9. 9

    petek

    note

  10. 10

    beis hamikdash

    The Temple in Jerusalem

  11. 11

    madrich

    youth counselor or supervisor

  12. 12

    ad me'ah v'esrim

    [may you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.

  13. 13

    hanukkah

    The winter-time festival that commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabean revolt in the second century B.C.E. (lit. "dedication")

  14. 14

    Devarim

    "the Book of Deuteronomy", [lit. "words"] (JPS)

  15. 15

    Purim

    A joyous holiday that takes place in February or March on the 14th of Adar, retelling the story of the Book of Esther.

  16. 16

    De queso

    Dairy / milchig / cheesy

  17. 17

    meshichist

    someone who believes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe of Chabad Hasidism, is the Messiah

  18. 18

    chesed

    an act of kindness

  19. 19

    gezinta

    a big healthy girl (or the adjective denoting such)

    a sexy lady

  20. 20

    hajj

    to stop, "enough" (slang)