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  • achrai

    adj. "Charged with responsibility: accountable." (Weiser)

  • ad kan

    interj. "Expression used to induce cessation of activity or behavior: knock it off." (Weiser)

  • avade

    Of course. / Obviously!

  • bedieved

    "done just well enough to fulfill a need or duty; perfunctorily" (Weiser, Frumspeak)

  • chabura

    study group

  • chumrah

    a religious stringency

  • davka

    even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)

  • ein hachi nami

    "granted"; yes, that's how it is, that's certainly true

  • halevai

    If only

  • kashe

    A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.

  • lechatchila

    "to begin with; altogether" (Weiser, Frumspeak)

  • lechoira

    seemingly as such while allowing for the possibility of the opposite; apparently; ostensibly (Weiser)

  • mutar

    permitted for a Jew to do.

  • nafke mine

    practical difference

  • shayach

    "Pertinent, relevant" (Steinmetz).

  • sugya

    passage from the Talmud

  • svara

    justification, reason, plausible explanation

  • tenai

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