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    chug

    n. Elective class, group activity.

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    Yiddish

    n. Traditional language of Ashkenazic Jewry.

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    shtender

    n. Lectern.

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    mevater

    v. To nullify one's desires for the good of others.

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    maidel

    n. Girl.

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    trop

    n. Series of traditional chanting/melodic patterns used in reading the Torah and other books of the Tanakh in communal prayer services.

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    Kab Shab

    n. Abbreviated form of Kabalat Shabbat (the Friday night prayer service).

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    Jew crew

    n. Group of Jews who hang out together.

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    Akedah

    n. The binding of Isaac (episode in the Torah)

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    hisbonenus

    n. Contemplation, reflection.

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    ayin hara

    n. The evil eye.

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    flexidox

    adj. Halachically observant but in a flexible way. Reflecting the original intent and spirit of Orthodoxy, rather than the superficial details.

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    Three Weeks

    n. 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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    anticirc

    n. Growing movement of Jews and non-Jews who are opposed to circumcision.

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    Purim Alegre

    interj. Happy Purim!

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    minhag

    n. Custom; "A tradition that is not mentioned in the Torah or mandated by law but nonetheless is followed." (JPS)

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    farblondzhet

    adj. Rosten: "Lost...mixed up, wandering about without any idea of where you are." Can refer to being physically or intellectually lost.

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    kita het

    n. Eighth grade (at a Jewish school).

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    talit katan

    n. A garment worn under the shirt by Orthodox men and boys, with a tassel hanging down from each of the four corners (as opposed to a tallit gadol, which is worn over the shirt and only while praying).