20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    kaddishl

    A son who will say kaddish for a parent (literally, "little kaddish").

  2. 2

    kiddush

    "blessing recited over wine" (JPS) on Sabbath or holidays at the beginning of the meal or ceremony. Reception after services. "The refreshments, usually including wine, juice, and pastries, that are offered after [the Sabbath] and holiday services in the synagogue." (JPS)

  3. 3

    punim

    face

  4. 4

    yad

    the metal or wooden pointer used to follow the text when reading Torah; lit. "hand"

  5. 5

    heimish

    3. at home, comfortable

    1. familiar, homey, informal, cozy, warm

    2. Haredi Orthodox

  6. 6

    kuracha

    Tefillin bag

  7. 7

    aliyah

    ascent

    "calling to the reading of the Torah" (Glinert)

    ascent of the soul of a deceased person to a higher level, as is believed to happen on their yartzeit

    immigration to Israel

  8. 8

    lay leader

    a member of the board of directors for a Jewish non-profit organization

    an adult who helps coordinate programs of a Jewish organization in a volunteer capacity

  9. 9

    goyishe kop

    Someone who fails to use his/her head; a dull mind. Someone who thinks like a non-Jew. Lit. "non-Jewish head."

  10. 10

    kvell

    feel or express pride, "to be extraordinarily pleased" (JPS)

  11. 11

    vos

    what

  12. 12

    belfer

    assistant teacher of children in a Hebrew school or cheyder

  13. 13

    balaboosta

    1) Female head of household 2) Impressively competent homemaker

  14. 14

    Jewitch

    A Jew who is a witch or pagan.

  15. 15

    Jewy

    Highly identified Jewishly, either outwardly in terms of actions and affiliations, or inwardly based on self-definition.

    Demonstating stereotypical or conspicuous appearance or behaviors that identify one as a Jew.

  16. 16

    learn

    "To be involved in the acquisition of Torah knowledge through reading and reflection, or to do so as an occupation: STUDY" (Weiser)

  17. 17

    oirik

    Derogatory reference to a non-Jewish male, especially a common labourer

  18. 18

    tsorris

    "Troubles, woes, worries, suffering." (Rosten)

  19. 19

    Recon

    Adj. Of or pertaining to Reconstructionist Judaism (a movement founded by Rabbi M. M. Kaplan, emphasizing Judaism as a civilization more than a religion).

  20. 20

    grager

    a noise maker used on Purim to drown out the name of Haman; something that makes a lot of noise