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  • cement mixer

    n. Non-Jewish woman.

  • Chabad

    n. An outreach-oriented branch of Hasidic Judaism that follows the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Chabad has thousands of branches around the world, including at many college campuses.

  • chalavi

    adj. Describes dairy foods as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat dairy products.

  • chamishi

    n. The fifth aliyah in a Torah service.

  • chas v'chalila

    interj. "Heaven forbid" (Steinmetz's Yiddish and English dictionary).

  • chas v'sholom

    interj. "Heaven forbid" (Glinert).

  • chatzi kaddish

    n. Half kaddish: a prayer that praises God and occurs several times during services, marking the separation between different parts of the service.

  • cheder

    n. Hebrew and religious classes (often on Sundays) for elementary school children.

  • Cheshvan

    n. The second month of the Jewish calendar (or eighth if counting from Nisan).

  • Chitas

    n. A daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya.

  • chitzoni

    n. A person concerned with externalities.

  • chumradik

    adj. Stringent, used to imply that a person is making the most strict halachic ruling, or follows additional restrictions in his or her practice.

  • chutz la'aretz

    n. Outside of Israel; the disapora, lit. "outside the land."

  • daled amos

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

  • Daled Bavos

    n. A traditional song composed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (the founder of Chabad) played at Chabad weddings and holidays.

  • Diaspora Jew

    n. A Jew living in the Jewish Diaspora, as opposed to one living within the State of Israel.

  • dira betachtonim

    n. "Dwelling in the lower realms"--a theological argument for why God created the world (because He longed for an abode below in addition to one up high).

  • duch

    n. A report of outreach activities.

  • Elul

    n. The twelfth month of the Jewish calendar (or sixth if counting from Nisan).