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    ayzeh bahsa

    What a misfortune, how unfortunate, bummer

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    yechinik

    a Lubavicher (a Hasidic group, Chabad) who believes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavicher rebbe, is the Moshiach.

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    chadar ochel

    dining hall, dining room

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    no-goodnik

    bad person, scoundrel (sometimes humorous or affectionate)

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    koppel

    skullcap, kippah, yarmulke

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    bechira

    free will

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    grizhidiker

    nagging, annoying person

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    gam ani

    "me, too"

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    beit knesset

    Jewish place of worship; "synagogue" (JPS)

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    continuity

    An objective, often expressed in response to rising rates of interfaith marriage, to ensure that Judaism is transmitted from one generation to the next.

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    farchadat

    "Dizzy, confused, dopey, 'punchy.'" (Rosten)

    "Having a headache." (Rosten)

    "Smitten, charmed, beguiled." (Rosten)

    "Surprised, stunned, shocked." (Rosten)

    "Confused, distracted, mixed up." (JPS)

    "confused; dazed; stunned" (Steinmetz)

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    kadur basis

    baseball

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    shayna punim

    pretty face

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    mamaliga

    A Romanian-Jewish dish of thick cornmeal mush.

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    tehina

    A paste made from ground sesame seeds, used as a dip or spread.

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    shadchen

    matchmaker

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    negiah

    "touching"; usually used in the phrase "shomer negiah", which is the custom of avoiding touch with members of the opposite sex outside of one's family

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    derech eretz

    Participating in modern society.

    "Good conduct; normal, polite behavior in a social setting." (JPS). Manners, respect.

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    mechuten

    In laws, more generally (http://www.pass.to/glossary/gloz2.htm#letm).

    the father of one's child's spouse, though can sometimes be used to refer to the grandfather of one's grandchild's spouse.

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    hazarai

    treyf (non-kosher) food

    junk food

    "Junk, trash" (Rosten)