20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    shvach

    weak, pathetic, (a place or gathering that is) lacking in activity

  2. 2

    sababa

    Awesome. Cool.

  3. 3

    teiglach

    a confection of dough balls dipped in honey/syrup and eaten at Rosh Hashanah

  4. 4

    yichus

    "Pedigree, lineage, family background." (JPS)

    Bragging rights based on respected family history

  5. 5

    nogeia b'dovor

    one who has a vested interest in something; not a disinterested party. "related in a way as would affect an opinion: associated." (Weiser)

  6. 6

    pushke

    "The little container...in which money to be donated to charity is accumulated." (Rosten)

  7. 7

    kosher

    "acceptable according to Jewish [ritual] law" (JPS); "trustworthy, reliable" (Rosten); acceptable according to dietary laws

  8. 8

    bimah

    pulpit; "A raised platform or stage in a synagogue from which the Torah is read and services are led." (JPS)

  9. 9

    aliyah

    ascent

    "calling to the reading of the Torah" (Glinert)

    ascent of the soul of a deceased person to a higher level, as is believed to happen on their yartzeit

    immigration to Israel

  10. 10

    geshmak

    delicious, delightful

  11. 11

    dreck

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

  12. 12

    futz

    waste time (usually "futz around")

    tinker with; make small changes

  13. 13

    abi gezunt

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

  14. 14

    chazir

    1. pork 2. a pig, greedy person (JPS)

  15. 15

    kol b'seder

    "Everything's fine."

  16. 16

    mazel tov

    congratulations [lit. "good fortune"]

  17. 17

    FFB

    Short for "frum from birth." Refers to someone who grew up in a religious home, the opposite of a BT (ba'al teshuvah) who became religious as an adult.

  18. 18

    goy

    a nation, but not the Jewish nation

    "most often used among Jews to refer to someone who is not a Jew" (JPS)

  19. 19

    isru chag

    "The day after the end of Pesach, Sukkos, and Shavuos, regarded as a semi-holiday on which mourning is curbed and fasting prohibited" (Dictionary of Jewish Usage)

  20. 20

    yachna

    a talkative or gossipy woman

    "a female meddler or busybody" (Steinmetz)