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  • apikoros

    n. Heretic, non-believer, especially one with great knowledge of Judaism.

  • gemara

    n. "A compilation of 300 years of rabbis' legal and ethical commentaries on the Mishnah...together, the Gemara and the Mishnah comprise the Talmud." (JPS)

  • get

    n. A writ or deed of divorce.

  • halevai

    interj. If only.

  • kallah

    n. Jewish communal gathering, conference.

  • kashe

    n. A question posing some difficulty because of apparent inconsistencies with accepted premises: problem. A tough, perplexing question.

  • mise meshune

    n. Horrible, violent, or unnatural death, often used as a curse.