20 random words retrieved
Second Temple, period of the Second Temple
A place one repairs to for debauchery after being expelled from one's initial location.
sense of belonging to the world Jewish people
a hymn in the traditional Jewish liturgy, usually recited before Shacharit and often sung after services in synagogue, made up of traits attributed to God
befuddled, taken aback, disoriented, confused
Bully, violent person
sweetie, darling [term of endearment]
traditionally, an institution that focuses on teaching Talmud to boys and young men. Today yeshivas exist for men and women.
to gladden another person
"to comprehend" (Weiser) (lit. "to grasp")
Institution where married men pursue advanced Talmudic study and, often in conjunction with their wives, offer classes and other rabbinic services to the Jewish community around them, especially in non-Orthodox neighborhoods.
a naughty or nasty woman; a bitch
nickname for Ashkenazi Jews
braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath (known as challah elsewhere)
wedding ceremony (not including reception)
"The Jewish wedding canopy; that is, the cloth under which the Jewish wedding ceremony is conducted." (JPS)
"The small book of liturgy, prayers, songs, and rituals used at a Pesach seder" (JPS)
a piece of parchment with the Shema written on it that is then placed in a case and mounted on doorways in keeping with the Biblical commandment mentioned in the Shema
page (in a prayerbook)
one side of a page (of Talmud)
literally "that man", an irreverent/euphemistic reference to Jesus of Nazereth