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  • bekitzur

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

  • chazarah

    n. Review of material previously studied.

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • chidush

    n. Innovative idea; an insight; discovery; novelty.

  • daled amos

    n. "Four cubits", a unit of measurement in halacha in ritual and property law.

  • emes

    n. Truth.

  • gezerah

    n. In Jewish law, a prohibition enacted by the Sages as a measure to protect religious observance under changed conditions.

  • glatt

    adj., adv. Super-kosher (not only of food), or acceptable to the Haredi community.

  • golus

    n. Literally "exile" (JPS); outside of the Land of Israel; away from a vibrant Jewish community; the time period since the destruction of the Second Temple at Jerusalem (Glinert).

  • kal v'chomer

    adv. By extrapolation we know; all the more so. "with assuredness of mind or action based on an earlier, more restrictive, premise; assuredly; certainly: indubitably." (Weiser)

  • kavanah

    n. "Attention to the meaning, spirit, and purpose of words." (Weiser)

  • kesher

    n. Connection, relationship, link.

  • koved

    n. "Honor, dignity, respect." (JPS)

  • kulah

    n. A lenient ruling or measure.

  • madrega

    n. Level, especially spiritual level.

  • makpid

    adj. Particular, conscientious, especially in relation to Jewish law.

  • mamish

    adv. "1. As though true to fact...2. Surely or certainly...3. Actually, genuinely...4. To a high degree...5. Enthusiastic response: WOW." (Weiser)

  • mashgiach

    n. "A person, usually an Orthodox Jew, who inspects and makes sure all the laws of kashrut are followed [in a slaughterhouse, food-processing factory, restaurant, catering hall, or the like]." (Eisenberg & Scolnic)

  • mazel

    n. Congratulations.

  • mechayil el chayil

    adv. "From strength to strength."