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    Psukei d'Zimrah

    the first part of morning services, after the morning blessings mostly comprised of Psalms [lit. "verses of praise"]

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    chozer be-sheelah

    someone raised Orthodox who chooses not to be aligned with the practice or ideology of Orthodox Judaism

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    TzaHaL

    acronym for: ts'va ha-haganah le-yisrael, the Israeli defense force (IDF)

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    noodge

    verb: bore, pester, nag

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    Birthright

    A free 10-day trip to Israel for young Diaspora Jews ages 18-26. Over 400,000 Jews have been to Israel on Birthright.

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    ein

    None; we / I / you don't have any; there is none.

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    fatootsed

    enervated, played out, knackered, terminally fatigued

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    mayofes

    a servile person (see note below)

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    mamish

    "1. As though true to fact...2. Surely or certainly...3. Actually, genuinely...4. To a high degree...5. Enthusiastic response: WOW." (Weiser)

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    Tanya

    the foundational text of Chabad Lubavitch written by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

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    Yigdal

    hymn often sung at the end of a prayer service, based on Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith

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    sketch

    a trick

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    gefilte fish

    minced sweet or sour fish, cooked in balls or a log and sliced. [lit., "stuffed fish"(JPS), since the chopped fish used to be placed back in the fish for cooking.]

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    baal gaavah

    "conceited person" (Steinmetz)

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    shtus

    nonsense

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    meshulach

    a rabbinical emissary sent to collect charity funds

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    chanichim

    campers; members of youth movement, as in Hashomer Hatzair

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    tsemisht

    mixed-up, confused

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    JDate

    A popular dating site for Jewish singles.

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    Shabbos

    the Jewish Sabbath