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  • BCE

    Before the Common Era (used in place of B.C.). Steinmetz: "...recently, a new awareness of the Christian character of these abbreviations have led many Jewish writers and editors to replace them with [C.E. And B.C.E.]"

  • Borscht Belt

    region in the Catskill Mountains with many summer resorts frequented by Jews, especially in the mid twentieth century

  • boychick

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

  • glatt

    Showing consistency of reason (Weiser).

  • good yom-tov

    standard holiday greeting

  • oilam

    the world; the public

  • schmo

    a fool; a jerk