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  • almemar

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

  • 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.

  • responsa

    n. Written decisions and legal rulings by rabbis appointed to be legal deciders.

  • shabash

    interj. Well done!

  • vig

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

  • wimpel

    n. A long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin.