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  • chag sameach

    interj. "Literally, 'Happy Holiday.' The traditional, all-purpose greeting exchanged on almost any Jewish holiday" (JPS).

  • chaver

    n. Friend.

  • hafsaka

    n. Break or interruption

  • kallah

    n. Jewish communal gathering, conference.

  • ruach

    n. Spirit, "spiritedness, morale." (JPS)

  • sheket

    interj. "Quiet!"

  • shidduch

    n. A date in the process of finding one's spouse.

  • tachlis

    n. Practical details of a matter, "brass tacks" (as in, "Let's get down to brass tacks.")

  • toda

    interj. "Thank you."

  • tza'ar ba'alei chayim

    n. Pity for living creatures (Steinmetz), or compassion for animals.

  • va'ad

    n. "Committee or council" (Steinmetz), group convened for a particular purpose, including rabbinical council, kashrut supervisory council, youth group/synagogue board of directors, study group, etc.