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  • chaver

    n. Friend.

  • chutzpah

    n. Guts (positive).

  • Eretz Yisroel

    n. Israel.

  • goy

    n. A nation, but not the Jewish nation.

  • halevai

    interj. If only.

  • Hatikvah

    n. Literally "the hope." "The Israeli national anthem." (Glinert)

  • kibbutz

    "[Israeli agricultural] collective" (Glinert) Most settlements in Israeli which originally began as kibbutzim now function as regular municipalities.

  • Knesset

    Israel's parliament

  • l'chaim

    traditional toast. [lit. "to life" (Rosten)]

  • mazel


  • mazel tov

    congratulations [lit. "good fortune"]

  • nu

    so what?; so?; hurry up already

  • shalom

    hello, goodbye, peace

  • shidduch

    a date in the process of finding one's spouse

  • tzadik

    Someone who does extremely righteous deeds.