20 random words retrieved

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    shidduch

    a date or match, often leading to marriage. "The matching up of a man and a woman for purposes of marriage; a match. In popular usage, any match or alliance, as in The shidduch between the two organization was a success." (Steinberg)

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    kashrut

    "The body of Jewish dietary laws and regulations that specify what and how a Jew who keeps kosher can eat." (JPS)

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    sivuv

    noun: a go-around, walk-around, lap, especially one done in order to double-check something

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    sufganiyot

    jelly-filled donuts traditionally eaten on Chanukah

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    menorah

    candelabrum, especially for Chanukah

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    gemilut chasadim

    "Literally, "acts of loving kindness"", (JPS) often used in reference to charitable activities

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    schmonzes

    small pieces of valueless decorative bric-a-brac

    idle talk

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    lokshen

    noodles

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    schnorr

    to get something for free, to mooch

    to beg, to request money

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    Kol ishah

    lit. 'The voice of a woman'. Refers to the prohibition of men hearing the voice of a woman singing.

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    oilam

    the world; the public

    a group of people

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    beseder

    allright; fine. [lit. "in order"]; "OK" (Glinert)

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    hamevin yavin

    "those who understand will understand." "You know what I'm talking about."

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    mutche

    harass, torment, bother, annoy, nag

    (obsolete) to struggle financially

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    broch

    curse

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    Shabbos

    the Jewish Sabbath

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    tekes

    ceremony, usually surrounding something identified as Israeli or Jewish

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    dveykus

    spiritual ecstasy; lit. "cleaving"

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    iser

    prohibition

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    kriyah

    Rending a garment (ritual of mourning)

    Reading, especially Torah