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    Vayikra

    the book of Leviticus

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    hajj

    to stop, "enough" (slang), not in the mood

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    matzah brei

    fried matzah pieces mixed with eggs, usually eaten on Passover

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    yontefdik

    festive; related to or appropriate for a holiday

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    chassidish

    Adhering to Hasidism, a mystical brand of Orthodox Judaism; having traits associated with Hasidim

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    putzing, putzed

    wasting time [offensive]

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    tumler

    "A funmaker, a 'live wire,' a clown, a prankster, the 'life of the party." (Rosten)

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    kiruv

    outreach work meant to encourage non-religious Jews to become religious, [lit. "to bring closer"]

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    sababa

    Awesome. Cool.

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    biz hundert un tsvantsik

    [may you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty [years]" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.

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    treif

    (adj or noun) food prohibited by the jewish dietary laws

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    ongeblozzen

    puffed-up; haughty; conceited

    pouting (can have a sense of about to cry)

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    schmooze

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

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    gurnisht

    "nothing, zilch, zero" (JPS)

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    truntor

    old broken down car/ jalopy

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    JFK

    Acronym: "Just for Kiddush." A joking or dismissive designation for a person who skips Saturday morning services but arrives at synagogue for the kiddush luncheon

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    Maimonidean

    Having to do with Maimonides, the Jewish rabbi, physician and scholar who lived in the 12th century

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    Litvish

    "Lithuanian"; associated with the rational, intellectual culture of Lithuanian Jewry; Yeshivish

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    shnook

    "An incompetent person who is deserving of pity but also likable" (JPS); "A customer easily persuaded, a sucker." (H.L. Mencken, American Language)

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    Mi Shebeirach

    the prayer for healing said during a Torah service; [lit. "He who blesses"]