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    shalom zachar

    welcoming party to celebrate the birth of a son, usually held at the house of the child's parents on the first Friday night after his birth

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    matzoh ball

    dumpling made with matzah meal and eggs and generally served in chicken soup

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    achshav

    Now, immediately

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    schlep

    To travel from one place to another when one would prefer not to

    An annoyingly long journey

    "To carry, lug" (JPS)

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    borscht

    "Borshtsh" is the Russian word for beet soup. Among Jews soup made from beets is considered Polish borshtsh, while Russian borshtsh is made from cabbage.

    "An Eastern European soup traditionally made with beets." (JPS)

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    schmegege

    "silly or stupid person; simpleton; nitwit" (Steinmetz)

    "An untalented loser; a whiner; a petty person" (JPS).

    "An unadmirable, petty person" (Rosten)

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    bruchim haba'im

    welcome! [lit. "blessed are those who come"]

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    bokser

    The fruit of the carob tree, traditionally eaten on Tu Bishvat.

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    flus

    money

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    kitke

    braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath (known as challah elsewhere)

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    chacham

    rabbi (Sephardi)

    wise, learned person; genius

    wiseguy

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    tzimmes

    A sweet, fruit-and-vegetable stew made usually with carrots, plums, apples, and sweet potatoes.

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    pita

    A round, thin bread with a pocket, eaten plain or with filling as a sandwich.

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    rov

    A particularly notable rabbi; a halachic decisor

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    schmooze

    to make small talk or informally chat; to network, kiss up

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    kaddishl

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

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    shiksa

    "1. A non-Jewish girl. 2. A housemaid. 3. An irreligious or nonobservant Jewish girl. The term is often regarded as disparaging." (Steinmetz)

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    shpatzir

    literally 'to walk, take a stroll'; figuratively 'to delay, tarry, procrastinate'

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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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    kuntz

    strategy (Weiser)

    feat, stunt, trick, challenge, ingenuity

    peculiarity, particular oddness (JPS)