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  • fertig

    interj. Done! Often an exclamation of relief or accomplishment immediately after completing a task or chore.

  • gaveta

    n. Locker behind the synagogue seat.

  • ghattis

    n. Derogatory term for working-class or boorish Afrikaaner person.

  • gondi

    n. A Persian Jewish soup, commonly prepared on Shabbat, consisting of a meatball/meat dumpling prepared with ground chickpeas in a chicken or meat broth.

  • hamsayeh

    n. Neighbor.

  • JalapeƱo Bagel

    n. A person of Hispanic (non-Jewish) and Jewish origins.

  • kitke

    n. Braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath (known as challah elsewhere).

  • pastrami

    Smoked, seasoned deli meat

  • qoqol


  • Seharane

    A Kurdish Jewish festival, lasting a few days at the end of Pesach, that traditionally marked the end of winter and the coming of spring (but has, in Israel been celebrated during Sukkot).

  • shabash

    Well done!

  • vig

    The commission one receives for conducting a transaction, usually gambling or drug deals, but can also be used in day-to-day transactions.