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  • Av

    n. The eleventh month of the Jewish calendar (or fifth if counting from Nisan).

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • chas v'sholom

    interj. "Heaven forbid" (Glinert).

  • cheder

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

  • Elul

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

  • gelilah

    n. "Binding and bedecking of the Torah scroll[.]" (Glinert)

  • hagba

    n. The ceremonial raising of a Sefer Torah for all the congregation to see.

  • Iyar

    n. The eighth month of the Jewish calendar (or second if counting from Nisan).

  • Kislev

    n. The third month of the Jewish calendar (or ninth if counting from Nisan).

  • kosher

    "acceptable according to Jewish [ritual] law" (JPS); "trustworthy, reliable" (Rosten); acceptable according to dietary laws

  • Maariv

    n. The Jewish evening prayer service.

  • mashke

    alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

  • Nisan

    prop. n. The seventh month of the Jewish calendar (or first if counting from it).

  • refua shlema

    "Get well soon." Lit. "full recovery"

  • Sefer Torah

    n. A Torah scroll (a scroll with the text of The Five Books of Moses on it).

  • Shabbat

    prop. n. The Jewish Sabbath; Saturday.

  • Shacharit

    n. The Jewish morning prayer service.

  • Shavuot

    prop. n. A Jewish holiday celebrating the anniversary of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai and the first harvest of spring.

  • Shevat

    prop. n. The fifth month of the Jewish calendar (or eleventh if counting from Nisan).

  • sheymes

    n., such content