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  • atzmus

    n. The essence of God (in Kabbalah).

  • 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.

  • duch

    n. A report of outreach activities.

  • geza

    n. Good lineage.

  • igros

    n. The multi-volume collection of letters by the Lubavitcher Rebbe that is often used as a kind of an oracle.

  • mashke

    alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

  • mivtza

    a campaign run by Chabad to encourage Jewish observance

  • ohel

    tent (in a summer camp setting)

  • pan

    petition for a blessing from a Chasidic rebbe

  • Shulchan Aruch haRav

    the Chabad/Lubavitch redaction of the Shulchan Aruch as written by Shneur Zalman of Liadi, notable for its application of Chassidic principles to halachah and codification of differences between Lubavitch Jews and others

  • snag

    Misnaged (non-Hasidic Orthodox Jew)

  • tahalucha

    A practice in Chabad to visit non-Chabad synagogues on Jewish holidays.

  • Tanya

    the foundational text of Chabad Lubavitch written by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi