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    handl

    to bargain, do business

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    freilach

    adj: happy, merry

    noun: (frailach or freylekhs) a lively song/dance performed at simchas

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    kedusha

    holiness, sanctity

    a responsive prayer sung/recited by the shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader) and congregation as part of the Amidah in a minyan

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    zall

    study hall; beis medrash (lit. "hall")

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    Jewish professional

    An employee, excluding support staff, of an institution, including a synagogue, non-profit organization, and school, specifically or largely devoted to a Jewish cause or agenda.

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    pishachs

    (vulgar) urine, piss

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    putzing, putzed

    wasting time [offensive]

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    davka

    even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)

    "definitely or exactly stated; specifically" (Weiser)

    just to annoy, just to be contrary

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    patur

    not liable, exempt

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    tallis

    prayer shawl

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    perush

    A commentary on a text, something that makes the meaning clear.

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    toivel

    to immerse dishes in a ritual bath (mikvah) to render them usable in a kosher kitchen

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    musaf

    The additional service added to the morning services on the Sabbath and holidays.

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    farshtunken(e)

    literally 'stinking' (Rosten); contemptible

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    avodah zarah

    a tractate of the Talmud

    idolatry

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    Hafgana

    Demonstration, protest.

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    tate

    little boy; especially when using diminutive tatele / tattele / tattaleh / tattale / tateleh (in child-directed speech)

    dad

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    payos

    Sidelocks, sidecurls, or earlocks, common among Haredi boys and men.

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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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    klutz

    "clumsy, slow-witted...person" (Rosten)