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  • chad gadya

    The name of a song sung at the end of the Passover seder.

  • chumrah

    a religious stringency

  • duchen

    A ritual where the kohanim recite the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24-26), blessing the rest of the congregation.

  • gemara

    "A compilation of 300 years of rabbis' legal and ethical commentaries on the Mishnah...together, the Gemara and the Mishnah comprise the Talmud." (JPS)

  • get

    a writ or deed of divorce

  • girsa d'yankuta

    That which was learned as a young child.

  • halevai

    If only

  • ipcha mistabra

    "the opposite is more reasonable"; "you have it backwards"

  • kallah

    Jewish communal gathering, conference

  • sidra

    weekly Torah portion

  • tenai

    "A condition of circumstance upon which a certain effect is predicated: Stipulation" (Weiser).