20 random words retrieved
Adjectival form for 'Ashkenazim', "The name given to the group of Jews who were originally from Germany and France, and their descendants" (JPS)
Ethnic or cultural Jewish identity, as distinct from "Judaism"
The quality of being a Jew, not limited to (nor necessarily excluding) religion, ethnicity, biology, or nationality.
adj: happy, merry
noun: (frailach or freylekhs) a lively song/dance performed at simchas
An objective, often expressed in response to rising rates of interfaith marriage, to ensure that Judaism is transmitted from one generation to the next.
verb. To mix; to eat at other families' houses during the week of Passover.
even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)
"definitely or exactly stated; specifically" (Weiser)
just to annoy, just to be contrary
A yeshiva student, or a young man who learns in a kollel.
A working person (non full time learner) who supports or is associated with Torah institutions
A young married male.
The degree to which an individual is active in or affiliated with a Jewish communal activity or organization, or to which a Jewish institution encourages such activity
learning partnership; joint study session. "The person with whom one studies religious texts" (Weiser)
(adj or noun) food prohibited by the jewish dietary laws
sweetie, darling [term of endearment]
the seven blessings said after a jewish wedding and at a festive meal once a day for a week afterwards. the term can refer to the one week period after the wedding, the festive meal, or the blessings themselves.
"The Jewish marriage contract, traditionally written in Aramaic." (JPS)
day of atonement, arguably the most important day on the Jewish calendar
"Jewish law" (JPS)