20 random words retrieved
Identifying another person as a Jew.
Inserting a Jewish phrase or concept into a conversation in order to determine whether the other person is or isn't Jewish.
"Complimentary term for a talented, competent, energetic woman, especially one who gets a lot done - and does it well - around the house." (JPS Dictionary of Words)
branches or bamboo used to cover a sukkah
The Jewish Holiday of Passover
Plague or cholera (literal or metaphorical)
"wreck," in the phrase "nervous choleria." A person who behaves wildly or badly.
(the people of) a Jewish community
Synagogue, shul, congregation
done after the fact; ex post facto
"done just well enough to fulfill a need or duty; perfunctorily" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"resentfully; without enthusiasm; begrudgingly" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"under duress, or done when no options are available; as a last resort" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
log-shaped pastry stuffed with apricot preserves, chopped dates, walnuts, and raisins
"faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world
a period of semi-mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second temples in jerusalem. "The three weeks between shiva asar betamuz (17th of Tamuz), when the walls of Jerusalem were breached, and Tisha b'Av (9th of Av), when the Temple was destroyed." (Steinmetz)
"A Jewish community" (JPS)
something cheap or inferior. "A shoddy, cheaply made article." (Rosten)
a nickname for Yosef or Yehoshua (archaic Yiddish form)
an irreverent or derogatory name for Jesus Christ
a shame; a waste; "too bad!"
JPS: "Literally, 'please'. It can be used in various ways, including "please go ahead" and at the end of a sentence as 'you're welcome'."
a human being