20 random words retrieved

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    im yirtzeh hashem

    if God wills it, God willing (used when making plans for or describing the future)

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    yosem

    orphan

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    Jew crew

    group of Jews who hang out together

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    LWMO

    'Left wing Modern Orthodox'. The liberal wing of Modern Orthodoxy, in both attitude and observance.

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    schmegege

    "An unadmirable, petty person" (Rosten)

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    kol b'seder

    "Everything's fine."

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    Jewishness

    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.

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    chap

    "to comprehend" (Weiser) (lit. "to grasp")

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    fresser

    big eater, "pig". "A heavy eater." (JPS)

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    boychick

    "A young boy...equivalent of the American expression 'buddy'" (JPS)

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    bagel

    "A leavened, firm, doughnut shaped roll" (JPS)

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    sugya

    passage from the Talmud

    "A distinct matter for consideration in discussion, thought, or study" (Weiser)

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    De carne

    Meaty / fleshing

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    pastrami

    Smoked, seasoned deli meat

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    al regel achat

    lit. "on one foot"; off-the-cuff; "To answer a question or deal with a query very briefly and cursorily." (Glinert)

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    pushke

    "The little container...in which money to be donated to charity is accumulated." (Rosten)

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    l'havdil

    to make a distinction (between two very different things)

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    bechina

    examination, particularly for rabbinic ordination

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    d'var torah

    a brief teaching from Jewish sources [lit. "a word of torah"], "A short speech" (JPS)

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    nosh

    to snack or eat; a snack