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  • acharon acharon chaviv

    adv. Last but not least.

  • achdut

    n. "Sense of common purpose fostering harmony: unity, solidarity." (Weiser)

  • achrai

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

  • achrayut

    n. "Obligation, financial or personal, to others: burden." (Weiser)

  • achron

    n. "Latter-day religious authorit[y]... scholar...of the Renaissance and later times[.]" (Glinert).

  • ad kan

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

  • ad kdei kach

    interj. "[E]xpression of wonder regarding the extent or intensity of something." (Weiser)

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

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

  • Adar

    n. The sixth month of the Jewish calendar year (or twelfth if counting from Nisan).

  • aderaba

    adv. "By all means, certainly." (Weiser)

  • admor

    n. A Hassidic spiritual leader.

  • Adon Olam

    n. A hymn in the traditional Jewish liturgy, usually recited before Shacharit and often sung after services in synagogue, made up of traits attributed to God.

  • Adonai

    "Literally, 'my Lord', another word for God." (JPS)

  • Adoshem

    n. God.

  • afikomen

    n. A piece of matzah from the Pesach seder traditionally hidden by adults, found by the children (or vice versa), and then ransomed for gifts after the meal.

  • agav

    adv. "By the way: incidentally" (Weiser).

  • aggadah

    n. Parts of the Talmud and Midrash that do not deal with law, including stories, fables, and sayings.

  • agmas nefesh

    n. "Disappointment or sadness: heartache" (Weiser)

  • agunah

    n. A woman whose husband has refused her a get.

  • ahavas yisroel

    n. "Love of one's fellow Jew." (Glinert)