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  • besamim

    n. "Literally, 'spices.' It almost always refers to the spices in the spice box used for the Havdalah ceremony" (JPS).

  • bitachon

    n. Faith, trust.

  • chag sameach

    interj. "Literally, 'Happy Holiday.' The traditional, all-purpose greeting exchanged on almost any Jewish holiday" (JPS).

  • daf yomi

    n. Lit. "page of the day", refers to the program of study of a page of Talmud every day.

  • emunah

    n. "Faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world.

  • halevai

    interj. If only.

  • hashkafah

    n. Ideological outlook; point of view; "philosophy" (Weiser).

  • khurbn

    n. "Destruction of the Temple." (Glinert)

  • madrega

    n. Level, especially spiritual level.

  • mamish

    adv. "1. As though true to fact...2. Surely or certainly...3. Actually, genuinely...4. To a high degree...5. Enthusiastic response: WOW." (Weiser)

  • mazel

    n. Congratulations.

  • shidduch

    n. A date in the process of finding one's spouse.

  • sidra

    n. Weekly Torah portion.

  • stam

    adv. Only, simply, just for fun, not for a specific purpose.

  • tzadik

    n. Someone who does extremely righteous deeds.

  • zatsal

    Of righteous memory.