20 random words retrieved
Jewish Arbor Day, the New Year for Trees, literally 'the 15th day of Shevat'.
"The Jewish marriage contract, traditionally written in Aramaic." (JPS)
The question remains unanswered.
An unanswered question.
overdone, tacky, ostentatious, overcomplicated. "Excessively and unaesthetically decorated; overly baroque." (Rosten)
loud mouth know-it-all; "a boorish, brutish person" (Steinmetz)
exclamation of dismay, exasperation, or surprise
ability to detect individuals' Jewishness (on analogy with "gaydar" and ultimately "radar")
Jews who immigrated illegally to Palestine during British control in the 1930s and 1940s - Aliyah Bet
Biblical: the group of the Children of Israel that went, unauthorized, to the Land of Israel after the episode with the spies
long black coat worn by Hasidic men
Folk remedy, safeguard, superstitious action, talisman
divinely bestowed reward as a result of an individual's participation in a minhag or mitzvah
"procedure that is not based on medical or scientific logic yet is efficacious in improving a situation or protecting a person from harm" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segula_(Kabbalah))
verb: to serve as gabai
noun: The officer of the synagogue who determines which congregants are to receive Torah honors at the service.
noun: The (lay) person who calls Jews to say blessings over the Torah reading and follows along with the Torah reading to correct any mistakes.
A saying uttered on seeing a friend or relative wearing a new garment or accessory. It is value-neutral, not implying that the garment is nice, just that it is new.
fiery, devout, fervent [lit. 'burning']
"a potato pancake [fried in oil traditionally eaten on Chanukah]" (Rosten)
hospitality (lit. "bringing in guests")