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  • abus

    interj. "Cute!"

  • almemar

    the platform on which the Torah is read in synagogue; the bima

  • Dahak

    A joke. Or someone or something who is funny.

  • flus

    money

  • Hadeed

    Awesome.

  • hajj

    to stop, "enough" (slang), not in the mood

  • Jidoh

    Grandfather

  • knis

    Synagogue, Syrian word for 'shul'

  • maimouna

    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

    An emphatic "what!?"

  • swanee

    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.