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    kinyan

    The act or manner of legally acquiring or agreeing to something.

    "A groom's formal acceptance of the terms of the ketubbah. At a traditional wedding, this ritual takes place during the chossen's tish, when the rabbi or a witness, acting on behalf of the bride, offers the groom a handkerchief or some other object" (JPS).

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    lox

    smoked salmon

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    De carne

    Meaty / fleshing

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    payos

    Sidelocks, sidecurls, or earlocks, common among Haredi boys and men.

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    moshl

    parable, example

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    hakdama

    introduction or preface (to a book)

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    mohel

    A person trained to perform Jewish ritual circumcision

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    fress

    To gobble up food; to gorge oneself. "To eat quickly or noisily, like an animal" (JPS)

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    chazan

    The official at a synagogue who leads the congregation in prayer and song (JPS)

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    shomu shomayim

    woe is me!

    heaven forbid!

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    Amalek

    The biblical name of the nomadic people descended from Esau who became the enemies of the people of Israel.

    Any enemy of the Jewish people

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    tsibur

    The public.

    The (Jewish) community.

    A prayer group.

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    peoplehood

    sense of belonging to the world Jewish people

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    challah

    "The braided egg bread that traditionally is eaten on almost every Jewish holiday and [the Sabbath]" (JPS)

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    goy

    a nation, but not the Jewish nation

    "most often used among Jews to refer to someone who is not a Jew" (JPS)

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    pachech

    a complainer

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    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

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    chasidei umot haolam

    "The pious of the world" (Glinert), non-Jews who have been particularly righteous and/or follow the seven Noahide Laws.

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    prakes

    Stuffed cabbage, also known by holiptshes, goluptshes, and golomkes, among other names

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    shtup

    noun, the act of sexual intercourse

    verb, have sexual intercourse