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  • (to) kasher

    to make kosher

  • 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)

  • aderaba

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

  • Aibishter

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

  • aleichem sholom

    interj. Peace be upon you (response to "sholom aleichem").

  • alte bubby

    n. Old woman, great-grandmother.

  • alte haym

    n. Eastern Europe.

  • alter bocher

    n. A man that is too old not to be married.

  • am haaretz

    n. Bumpkin, ignoramus, uneducated person.

  • answer up

    v. Counter, retort.

  • apikorsus

    n. Heresy.

  • arba kosot

    n. "The four glasses of wine drunk on Passover" (Glinert).

  • arbes

    n. Boiled chickpeas.

  • askan

    n. A person who is influential in working for the community.

  • Av

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

  • avade

    adv. Of course. / Obviously!

  • averah

    n. Religious transgression (Glinert: "An aveirah is an infringement on the Torah, the opposite of a mitzvah.").