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  • bedieved

    "done just well enough to fulfill a need or duty; perfunctorily" (Weiser, Frumspeak)

  • chatzi kaddish

    half kaddish: a prayer that praises God and occurs several times during services, marking the separation between different parts of the service.

  • Chitas

    a daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya

  • chumradik

    stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice

  • get

    a writ or deed of divorce

  • hishapcha

    transformation to good

  • hiskafya


  • igros

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

  • prutah

    two cents (fig.)

  • svara

    justification, reason, plausible explanation

  • Tanya

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