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  • batlan

    n. "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

  • besamim

    n. "Literally, 'spices.' It almost always refers to the spices in the spice box used for the Havdalah ceremony" (JPS).

  • bris

    n. Circumcision ceremony; the celebration surrounding it. Lit. covenant.

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • chacham

    n. Wise, learned person; genius.

  • chassidus

    n. "Chasidism" (Glinert).

  • chevreman

    n. "One of the guys" (Glinert).

  • chochmah

    n. "Brains; wisdom; a brilliant idea" (Glinert).

  • khurbn

    "Destruction of the Temple" (Glinert)

  • Maariv

    n. The Jewish evening prayer service.

  • mazume

    "A group of three or more adult males who join together to recite the after-meal blessings..." (Steinmetz).

  • mechuten

    In-law (http://www.pass.to/glossary/gloz2.htm#letm).

  • naches

    "Proud pleasure, special joy--particularly from the achievements of a child... 2. Psychological reward or gratification." (Rosten)

  • sheymes

    n., such content

  • yontif

    a Jewish holiday, especially one on which work is prohibited (in contrast to chol hamoed)