20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    oilam

    the world; the public

    a group of people

  2. 2

    amud

    page (in a prayerbook)

    one side of a page (of Talmud)

    pulpit, lectern

  3. 3

    gartel

    belt, which varies in width, but is worn over the outside of the pants or coat and often tied in a symbolic way, as to differentiate it from a regular belt. It is primarily used by Chassidic Jews (and a growing number of Litvaks) for prayer, or may be used for everyday wear over a long frock coat. It symbolically differentiates the heart from the loins.

  4. 4

    machane

    Summer camp [lit. "camp"]

  5. 5

    nifter

    deceased

  6. 6

    loshn

    language; jargon

  7. 7

    rebetzin

    wife of a rabbi

  8. 8

    mesameach

    to gladden another person

  9. 9

    mabrouk

    an expression of joyous congratulation used by Sephardi Jews equivalent to "Mazal tov!"

  10. 10

    shkotz

    berating term for a mischievous Jewish boy

  11. 11

    gurnisht

    "nothing, zilch, zero" (JPS)

  12. 12

    kadima

    a center-left political party in Israel

    forward; onward; hurry up, quickly

  13. 13

    latka

    "a potato pancake [fried in oil traditionally eaten on Chanukah]" (Rosten)

  14. 14

    brecha

    pool

  15. 15

    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

  16. 16

    gefrunzled

    slighted, insulted, feeling unappreciated

  17. 17

    okh un vey

    "a pity on him"

    an unenviable position

  18. 18

    tzrif

    cabin/bunk

  19. 19

    d'var torah

    a brief teaching from Jewish sources [lit. "a word of torah"], "A short speech" (JPS)

  20. 20

    laila tov

    "good night"