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  • anash

    members of the Hasidic community

  • bsari

    refers to foods that contain meat as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat meat

  • Chabad

    an outreach-oriented branch of Hasidic Judaism that follows the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Chabad has thousands of branches around the world, including at many college campuses.

  • chalavi

    refers to dairy foods as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat dairy products

  • chutz la'aretz

    Outside of Israel; the disapora, lit. "outside the land."

  • Eretz Yisroel


  • hakarat hatov

    acknowledgement of support

  • ken


  • Knesset

    Israel's parliament

  • maccabiah

    international Jewish sports competition, known as the Jewish Olympics, held (mostly) every four years since 1932; smaller regional competitions held in Jewish community centers around the world

  • madrich

    1. Youth counselor or supervisor 2. A teacher's assistant for elementary and middle schoolers during classes in religious schools.

  • mekurav

    non-Orthodox congregants and supporters of Chabad houses

  • oleh

    Immigrant to Israel; a person who makes aliyah.

  • prutah

    two cents (fig.)

  • remez

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

  • Shabbat

    The Jewish Sabbath; Saturday

  • Shabbat Shalom

    Greeting or departing line (hello or goodbye) used on or during the few days leading up to Shabbat. Literally "peaceful Sabbath."

  • shchuna

    "the religious neighborhood" (often referring to Crown Heights)

  • shekel

    "1. The silver coin...used by the Jews in Biblical times...Today, it is the name for the monetary unit in the State of Israel. 2. Slang for cash or money." (JPS)

  • svara

    justification, reason, plausible explanation