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n. The ceremony practiced by Sephardic Jews, especially those in Seattle, the Shabbat following a wedding with the bride and groom present. Most comparable to the Ashkenazic "auf ruf".
interj. Used when mentioning a tragedy or general calamity that one does not wish on him/herself or others. Also used as a follow up to the words "a Dio" when surprised by something scary.
n. Half kaddish: a prayer that praises God and occurs several times during services, marking the separation between different parts of the service.
n. A daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya.
adj. Stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice.
(sentence) For a wise person, a hint is enough.
n. Abbreviated version of the repetition of the Shmona Esre / Amidah.
n. The anniversary of the death of a great tzaddik; a celebration of the tzaddik's life on that day.
n. Transformation to good.
n. The multi-volume collection of letters by the Lubavitcher Rebbe that is often used as a kind of an oracle.
n. A prayer that is said by mourners and those who have recently studied a rabbinic text.
n. A prayer said at the end of Jewish prayer services.
n. Mourner's Kaddish, a prayer said by mourners during the first year after an immediate family member has died and every year on their yahrzeit.
n. Dancing before the groom and bride at a wedding, more often called 'wedding shtick.'
interj. Not a problem, no difficulty. When two (Talmudic) opinions appear to contradict each other, "la kashya" signals that a resolution is at hand.
n. Two cents (fig.)
n. Something that reminds one favorably of one's savta (grandmother).