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  • (to) kasher

    to make kosher

  • a long life

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

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

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

  • 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."

  • amcha

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

  • answer up

    v. Counter, retort.

  • apikorsus

    n. Heresy.

  • baal taiva

    n. A greedy person, one driven by their desires (for food, sex, etc.)

  • bageling

    v. Identifying another person as a Jew.

  • baitsim

    n. Balls, testicles, lit. 'eggs'.

  • Be well

    interj. Closing to a letter or conversation: Take care, be healthy.

  • belfer

    n. Assistant teacher of children in a Hebrew school or cheyder.

  • ben bayis

    n. Frequent guest at someone's home.

  • bench gomel

    v. To say the blessing (called Gomel) said after someone survives a life-threatening situation; often recited pro forma after surviving childbirth or trans-oceanic travel.

  • bench licht

    v. (Light and) bless candles.

  • besorot tovot

    n. Good tidings, good news.

  • beys hakise

    n. Bathroom.