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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • aliyah

    n. "Calling to the reading of the Torah." (Glinert)

  • b'vakasha

    adv. "Literally, 'please'. It can be used in various ways, including "please go ahead" and at the end of a sentence as 'you're welcome'" (JPS).

  • boydem

    n. Attic.

  • chag sameach

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

  • chaver

    n. Friend.

  • davka

    adv. 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.)

  • eema

    n. Mother.

  • madrega

    level, especially spiritual level

  • madrich

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

  • matzav

    situation

  • nachon

    correct, right

  • oleh

    Immigrant to Israel; a person who makes aliyah.

  • savta

    grandmother

  • sheket

    "Quiet!"

  • sherut

    Lit. "service"; specifically a shared taxi used in israeli transportation

  • shuk

    Open air market in Israel

  • slicha

    "Excuse me", "Sorry"

  • toyve

    A favor

  • yerida

    emigration from Israel