20 random words retrieved

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    mesorah

    tradition

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    sukkah

    A temporary dwelling used during the holiday of Sukkot

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    yok

    rowdy non-Jewish hooligan (derogatory)

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    golus

    literally "exile" (JPS); outside of the Land of Israel; away from a vibrant Jewish community; the time period since the destruction of the Second Temple at Jerusalem (Glinert)

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    meshuga

    crazy

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    M.O.T.

    "member of the tribe;" a Jew

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    Chazal

    a collective term that refers to all Jewish sages of the Mishna, Tosefta and Talmud eras

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    bris

    circumcision ceremony; the celebration surrounding it. Lit. covenant.

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    vos

    what

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    kumzits

    sing-along; campfire gathering with singing

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    afikomen

    a piece of matzah from the Passover seder traditionally hidden by adults, found by the children (or vice versa), and then ransomed for gifts after the meal. "The last piece of matzoh...eaten at the meal." (Steinmetz)

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    oy vey

    exclamation of dismay, exasperation, or surprise

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    beck

    young, materialistic, shallow person

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    kadosh

    holy

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    putzing, putzed

    wasting time [offensive]

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    farfel

    a side dish including bits of noodle, often sauteed with vegetables and beef or chicken stock

    noodle pellets

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    kurveh

    (profane) whore, slut, bitch

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    talmudic

    1. literally, having to do with the talmud 2. a debate that was complex and had many sides

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    balaboosta

    1) Female head of household 2) Impressively competent homemaker

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    bupkis

    Nothing

    Something worthless