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  • BCE

    adv. Before the Common Era (used in place of B.C.). Steinmetz: "...recently, a new awareness of the Christian character of these abbreviations have led many Jewish writers and editors to replace them with [C.E. And B.C.E.]"

  • Borscht Belt

    n. Region in the Catskill Mountains with many summer resorts frequented by Jews, especially in the mid twentieth century.

  • boychick

    n. "A young boy...equivalent of the American expression 'buddy'" (JPS)

  • glatt

    adj., adv. Super-kosher (not only of food), or acceptable to the Haredi community.

  • good yom-tov

    interj. Standard holiday greeting.

  • oilam

    n. The world; the public.

  • schmo

    n. A fool; a jerk.