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  • abus

    interj. "Cute!"

  • almemar

    n. The platform on which the Torah is read in synagogue; the bima.

  • dahak

    n. A joke.

  • flus

    n. Money.

  • Hadeed

    interj., adj. Awesome.

  • hajj

    v. To stop.

  • Jidoh

    n. Grandfather.

  • knis

    n. Synagogue, Syrian word for 'shul.'

  • kuracha

    n. Bag for tallit or tefillin.

  • maimouna

    n. A celebration, traditionally among Moroccan Jews, right after Passover ends, marking the springtime and the return to eating chametz (leavened foods which are forbidden on Passover).

  • shoo

    interj. An emphatic "what!?"

  • swanee

    n. A table or tray of gifts for a bride-to-be from the groom's family; the accompanying gathering prior to the wedding where those gifts are presented.