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  • eats out

    v. Describes willingness of otherwise kosher-observant person to eat in non-supervised restaurant; connotation is that they will not eat non-kosher food (meat, shellfish etc), but are not concerned about the status of food prepared in otherwise non-kosher kitchen.

  • Echar Lashon

    To shoot the breeze

  • eema

    n. Mother.

  • egal

    adj. Describing a non-Orthodox Jewish prayer group or service in which men and women can participate equally and a mechitzah is not used.

  • Eichah

    n. "The Book of Lamentations" (JPS).

  • eidah

    n. Group, cohort; session/unit.

  • eighteen minutes

    n. The time between licht bentschen (prescribed candle-lighting time before Shabbat or yontif) and shkiah (sunset, which begins Shabbat or yontif), during which it is traditional to light candles.

  • ein

    adv., sent. None; we / I / you don't have any; there is none.

  • ein breira

    (sentence) "There is no alternative." (Glinert)

  • ein hachi nami

    adv., sent. "Granted"; yes, that's how it is, that's certainly true.

  • einikel

    n. Grandchild.

  • Elohim

    n. "One of the many names used to refer to God" (JPS)

  • Elul

    n. The twelfth month of the Jewish calendar (or sixth if counting from Nisan).

  • emes

    n. Truth.

  • emes hatorah

    n. The truth.

  • emesdik

    adj. "Truthful, genuine." (Steinmetz)

  • emunah

    n. "Faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world.

  • engagement

    n. The degree to which an individual is active in or affiliated with a Jewish communal activity or organization, or to which a Jewish institution encourages such activity.

  • Eretz Yisroel

    n. Israel.

  • erev

    n. "Eve of." (Glinert) Evening, or the day before a Jewish holiday.

  • erev tov

    interj. Good evening.

  • erlech

    adj. Honest, legitimate.

  • eruv

    n. Area in which a token enclosure enables one to carry on the Sabbath [without breaking the prohibition against carrying in a public space]." (Glinert)

  • es gezunterheyt

    interj. Eat in good health, similar to bon appetit.

  • es shtayt geshribn

    (sentence) "It is written."

  • Escapamiento bueno

    (sentence) May the results be good - said upon hearing of a pregnancy / before giving birth

  • eshet chayil

    n. "Woman of valor" (JPS); poem about such a woman in Proverbs 31.

  • esnoga

    n. Synagogue.

  • ess

    interj. Eat.

  • etrog

    n. Citron (lemon-like fruit) used ritually on Sukkot.

  • etz chaim

    n. Tree of life.

  • ever-dying people

    n. Reference to Simon Rawidowicz quote that Jews have long seen themselves in danger of decline.

  • eyd

    n. A witness.

  • eyer kichlech

    n. Egg cookies, usually in the shape of bow ties.