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  • aderaba

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

  • agav

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

  • agmas nefesh

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

  • akitzur

    adv. "In summary; in other words: restated" (Weiser).

  • al kol panim

    adv. "At any rate, nevertheless" (Weiser).

  • aleichem sholom

    interj. Peace be upon you (response to "sholom aleichem").

  • askan

    n. A person who is influential in working for the community.

  • badchen

    n. A merry maker as at a Jewish wedding or other Jewish celebration.

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • batlan

    n. "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

  • besamim

    n. "Literally, 'spices.' It almost always refers to the spices in the spice box used for the Havdalah ceremony" (JPS).

  • bris

    n. Circumcision ceremony; the celebration surrounding it.

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • bubbe meise

    n. "Something of little importance, an inconsequential thing or minor happening." (JPS)

  • chacham

    n. Wise, learned person; genius.

  • chashuv

    adj. Important; of high status.

  • chassidus

    n. "Chasidism" (Glinert).

  • cheder

    n. Hebrew and religious classes (often on Sundays) for elementary school children.

  • chochmah

    n. "Brains; wisdom; a brilliant idea" (Glinert).