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  • hechshered

    adj. (Of a packaged food product) given a hechsher, certified kosher.

  • RWMO

    n. 'Right-wing Modern Orthodox' - often University-educated and open to (certain) professional training and education, but seriously committed to halakhic observance.

  • Shabbat lamp

    n. A lamp with a cover that can come on and off, allowing people who are shomer Shabbat to illuminate or not illuminate a room on Shabbat without using electricity.

  • Three Weeks

    n. A period of semi-mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. "The three weeks between shiva asar betamuz (17th of Tamuz), when the walls of Jerusalem were breached, and Tisha b'Av (9th of Av), when the Temple was destroyed." (Steinmetz)