20 random words retrieved

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    saba

    grandfather

  2. 2

    bageling

    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.

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    berya

    "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)

  4. 4

    schach

    branches or bamboo used to cover a sukkah

  5. 5

    Pesach

    The Jewish Holiday of Passover

  6. 6

    chaleria

    Plague or cholera (literal or metaphorical)

    "wreck," in the phrase "nervous choleria." A person who behaves wildly or badly.

  7. 7

    peula

    activity

  8. 8

    Kahal

    (the people of) a Jewish community

    Synagogue, shul, congregation

  9. 9

    bedieved

    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)

  10. 10

    fluden

    log-shaped pastry stuffed with apricot preserves, chopped dates, walnuts, and raisins

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    emunah

    "faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world

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    Three Weeks

    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)

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    kadosh

    holy

  14. 14

    moshiach

    The Messiah

  15. 15

    kehillah

    "A Jewish community" (JPS)

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    shlock

    something cheap or inferior. "A shoddy, cheaply made article." (Rosten)

  17. 17

    Yoshke

    a nickname for Yosef or Yehoshua (archaic Yiddish form)

    an irreverent or derogatory name for Jesus Christ

  18. 18

    chaval

    a shame; a waste; "too bad!"

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    b'vakasha

    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'."

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    ben adam

    a human being