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  • aderaba

    adv. "By all means, certainly." (Weiser)

  • apikoros

    n. Heretic, non-believer, especially one with great knowledge of Judaism.

  • avade

    adv. Of course. / Obviously!

  • davka

    adv. Even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)

  • gam zu l'toyve

    (sentence) "This too is for the best."

  • get

    n. A writ or deed of divorce.

  • halevai

    interj. If only.

  • kallah

    n. Jewish communal gathering, conference.

  • kashe

    n. A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.

  • mise meshune

    horrible, violent, or unnatural death, often used as a curse

  • nafke mine

    practical difference

  • saba

    grandfather

  • savta

    grandmother

  • shayach

    "Pertinent, relevant" (Steinmetz).

  • svara

    justification, reason, plausible explanation