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  • chazak u'baruch

    (sentence) "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

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

  • ipcha mistabra

    interj. "The opposite is more reasonable"; "you have it backwards."

  • mashke

    n. Alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey).

  • tzitzit

    n. The fringes on a tallit or on a tallit katan.