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  • ad kdei kach

    so much. has it gone this far? (Weiser: "expression of wonder regarding the extent or intensity of something.")

  • b'emet

    "As a matter of fact." (Weiser); "Really?"

  • chakira

    proposition, treatise, deliberation

  • chutzpah

    guts (positive)

  • davka

    even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)

  • halevai

    If only

  • hashkafah

    ideological outlook; point of view; "philosophy" (Weiser)

  • iyun

    study, "examination of sources to develop a coherent, educated opinion" (Weiser)

  • kesher

    connection, relationship, link

  • madrega

    level, especially spiritual level

  • mamish

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

  • mazel

    congratulations

  • mazel tov

    congratulations [lit. "good fortune"]

  • rega

    wait, hold on; lit. "an instant"

  • remez

    "a mark or detail that suggests the existence of implicit information, a trace, an allusion" (Weiser)

  • shidduch

    a date in the process of finding one's spouse

  • stam

    only, simply, just for fun, not for a specific purpose

  • svara

    justification, reason, plausible explanation

  • teva

    character (quality of a person or thing)