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  • abi gezunt

    interj. "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

  • acharon acharon chaviv

    adv. Last but not least.

  • achdut

    n. "Sense of common purpose fostering harmony: unity, solidarity." (Weiser)

  • achrayut

    n. "Obligation, financial or personal, to others: burden." (Weiser)

  • ad kan

    interj. "Expression used to induce cessation of activity or behavior: knock it off." (Weiser)

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

    interj. "[May you/he/she live]until a hundred and twenty."

  • aderaba

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

  • Aibishter

    God, lit. "supreme one" or "the one above"

  • al regel achat

    lit. "on one foot"; off-the-cuff; "To answer a question or deal with a query very briefly and cursorily." (Glinert)

  • aleichem sholom

    Peace be upon you. Response to "sholom aleichem"

  • aleph-bet

    "A name for the Hebrew alphabet" (JPS)

  • almemar

    the platform on which the Torah is read in synagogue; the bima

  • alte bubby

    old woman, great-grandmother

  • alte haym

    Eastern Europe (lit. "the old home")

  • alte kaker

    elderly person, old-timer [literally "old shitter"] "A crotchety, fussy, ineffectual old man." (Rosten)

  • altz iz gut

    "All is well."

  • am haaretz

    Bumpkin, ignoramus, uneducated person

  • amcha

    the every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite)

  • answer up

    counter, retort

  • apikoros

    heretic, non-believer, especially one with great knowledge of Judaism