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  • chazak u'baruch

    "be strong and be blessed," usually said to someone who participated in a religious service in some way (for example, has an aliyah, makes a donation, opens the ark, etc.)

  • Haskalah

    19th century Jewish Enlightenment, in which modern philosophy and literature entered Jewish consciousness

  • ipcha mistabra

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

  • mashke

    alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

  • tzitzit

    The fringes on a tallit (tallis) prayer shawl or on a tallit katan.