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  • 9 Days

    prop. n. The nine days leading up to Tisha B'Av, generally considered a time of mourning in which it is customary to abstain from eating meat, washing clothes, getting haircuts, or shaving.

  • A Dio

    interj. "My God!"

  • a long life

    interj. Used to greet a mourner after someone has died.

  • abus

    interj. "Cute!"

  • achla

    adj. or interj. Awesome, excellent, great, the best.

  • achshav

    adv. Now, immediately.

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

    interj. "[May you/he/she live] until a hundred and twenty."

  • agam

    n. Lake.

  • Aibishter

    n. God, lit. "supreme one" or "the one above"

  • alte bubby

    n. Old woman, great-grandmother.

  • alte haym

    n. Eastern Europe.

  • altz iz gut

    (sentence) "All is well."

  • Am Yisrael chai

    interj. An affirmation of the continuity of the Jewish people.

  • amcha

    n. The every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite).

  • amen selah

    interj. May it be so.

  • anash

    n. Members of the Hasidic community.

  • aniyim

    pl. n. Poor people.

  • answer up

    v. Counter, retort.

  • anticirc

    n. Growing movement of Jews and non-Jews who are opposed to circumcision.

  • apikorsus

    n. Heresy.