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  • acharon acharon chaviv

    adv. Last but not least.

  • al regel achat

    adv. lit. "On one foot"; off-the-cuff; in short; (of a question) "[answered] very briefly and cursorily" (Glinert).

  • aleph-bet

    n. "A name for the Hebrew alphabet" (JPS)

  • aliyah

    n. "Calling to the reading of the Torah." (Glinert)

  • apikoros

    n. Heretic, non-believer, especially one with great knowledge of Judaism.

  • aveil

    n. "Someone who is in mourning" (Glinert).

  • baruch haba

    interj. "Welcome!"

  • bekitzur

    adv. "Briefly or concisely: succinctly" (Weiser).

  • bikur cholim

    v. Visiting the sick.

  • bli neder

    interj. "Literally, 'without vowing', this is added to any casual promise to avoid it being taken as an absolute undertaking." (Glinert)

  • bracha

    n. Blessing (in the technical or figurative sense).

  • chag sameach

    interj. "Literally, 'Happy Holiday.' The traditional, all-purpose greeting exchanged on almost any Jewish holiday" (JPS).

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • chesed

    n. An act of kindness.

  • chevra

    n. "Society; close-knit group" (Yiddish).

  • chiyuv

    n. Obligation.

  • emes

    n. Truth.

  • erev

    n. "Eve of." (Glinert) Evening, or the day before a Jewish holiday.

  • gaon

    n. "A title of honor for the rabbis and teachers who were the spiritual heads of the Babylonian yeshivot between the 6th and 11th centuries C.E." (JPS)

  • gemilas chesed

    n. (pl. gemilas chasodim) A loan of money without interest to help a needy person.