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    chazak u'baruch

    "be strong and be blessed," usually said to someone who participated in a religious service in some way (for example, has an aliyah, makes a donation, opens the ark, etc.)

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    bakbuk mayim

    water bottle

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    saba

    grandfather

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    batlan

    "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

    "An unemployed or lazy man" (Rosten).

    "A misfit, such as a Talmud student of no promise" (Rosten).

    "Someone with intellectual pretensions and half-baked ideas" (Rosten).

    "naive, impractical person" (Steinmetz)

    "Layabout" (Glinert)

    "One who consistently wastes time: Bum, FaineĢant" (Weiser).

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    Harry

    A single, yeshivish male (see bochur) who is less culturally yeshivish than his peers.

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    hoda'ot

    announcements

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    milchig

    "...food in the "dairy" category, according to the Jewish dietary laws...also refers to the utensils and dishes used for cooking, eating, and serving milk products." (JPS)

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    hashgacha

    Rabbinic supervision designating food as kosher

    Divine providence, interference, attention

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    stam

    only, simply, just for fun, not for a specific purpose

    Just kidding!

    That's it!

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    olav ha-sholom

    "peace be upon him"; said of someone who is deceased

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    shleger

    Bully, violent person

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    masa

    A journey; at some camps, a hike or trip.

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    polkeys

    thighs (esp. of a chicken or baby)

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    matzliach

    "To thrive: Prosper" (Weiser)

    "Accomplishing a mission or an attempt: Successful" (Weiser)

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    shehecheyanu

    the blessing of thanksgiving that celebrates reaching a celebratory moment or marking a significant first

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    b'shalom

    "in peace" (used to sign off in written correspondence)

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    chaver

    friend

    comrade, mister (in left-wing political organizations)

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    goyte

    non-Jewish woman, especially domestic worker

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    Adar

    The sixth month of the Jewish calendar year.