20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    plata

    electric hotplate used on the Sabbath

  2. 2

    b'tzelem Elohim

    lit. "in God's image"

  3. 3

    tefach

    A halachic unit of measure: four fingers (a palm's breadth) high.

  4. 4

    yeladim

    children

  5. 5

    tisch

    a festive friday night gathering, often involving alcohol and singing [lit. "table"]. in hasidic circles, the rebbe often hosts a tisch with hundreds of hasidim at which he shares his teachings.

  6. 6

    magen david

    "star of david", a symbol that has commonly been associated with Jews and Judaism; [lit. "shield of david"]

  7. 7

    Gut Morgen

    "Good morning!"

  8. 8

    yid

    a Jewish person

  9. 9

    convener

    an organization that brings people or organizations together

  10. 10

    teiglach

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

  11. 11

    kesher

    connection, relationship, link

  12. 12

    yasher koach

    "good job!", "congratulations!"

  13. 13

    hachnosas kallah

    charitable support for poor young women to get married

  14. 14

    fresser

    big eater, "pig". "A heavy eater." (JPS)

  15. 15

    M.O.T.

    "member of the tribe;" a Jew

  16. 16

    zei gezunt

    be healthy, be well; farewell!

    (humorous) a recommendation for greater sophistication or awareness: "get real"

  17. 17

    chaval al hazman

    Wow! Expression of emphasis from Israeli slang. Original meaning is also used: "waste of time"

  18. 18

    tam

    taste

  19. 19

    zoykhe

    to merit

  20. 20

    ever-dying people

    reference to Simon Rawidowicz quote that Jews have long seen themselves in danger of decline