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  • a long life

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

  • anash

    n. Members of the Hasidic community.

  • Ashki

    n. Nickname for Ashkenazi Jews.

  • asifa

    n. Gathering.

  • atzmus

    n. The essence of God (in Kabbalah).

  • bar minan

    interj. Used when mentioning a tragedy or general calamity that one does not wish on him/herself or others. Also used as a follow up to the words "a Dio" when surprised by something scary.

  • basari

    adj. Refers to foods that contain meat as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat meat.

  • bat chayil

    n. Bat mitzvah, particularly a celebration in Orthodox communities that does not include services or reading from the Torah.

  • beck

    n. Young, materialistic, shallow person.

  • Birthright

    n. A free 10-day trip to Israel for young Diaspora Jews ages 18-26. Over 400,000 Jews have been to Israel on Birthright.

  • cement mixer

    n. Non-Jewish woman.

  • chalavi

    adj. Describes dairy foods as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat dairy products.

  • chamishi

    n. The fifth aliyah in a Torah service.

  • chatzi kaddish

    n. Half kaddish: a prayer that praises God and occurs several times during services, marking the separation between different parts of the service.

  • Chitas

    n. A daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya.

  • chitzoni

    n. A person concerned with externalities.

  • chumradik

    adj. Stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice.

  • Daled Bavos

    n. A traditional song composed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (the founder of Chabad) played at Chabad weddings and holidays.

  • Diaspora Jew

    n. A Jew living in the Jewish Diaspora, as opposed to one living within the State of Israel.