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  • a long life

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

  • anash

    n. Members of the Hasidic community.

  • asifa

    n. Gathering.

  • atzmus

    n. The essence of God (in Kabbalah).

  • 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.

  • chamishi

    n. The fifth aliyah in a Torah service.

  • chanichim

    n. Campers; members of youth movement, as in Hashomer Hatzair.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • dira betachtonim

    n. "Dwelling in the lower realms"--a theological argument for why God created the world (because He longed for an abode below in addition to one up high).

  • doikayt

    n. Hereness.

  • duch

    n. A report of outreach activities.

  • farbaysn

    n. Snacks.

  • gaga

    n. A version of dodgeball played in a hexagonal or octagonal "pit," sometimes referred to as "Israeli dodgeball." Gaga is common in Jewish summer camps, schools, and community gatherings and has spread to non-Jewish settings as well.

  • gebrokts

    n. People who hold by the stringency against eating wetted matzah.