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  • Av

    n. The eleventh month of the Jewish calendar (or fifth if counting from Nisan).

  • bitul

    n. "Contempt, disparagement" (Steinmetz).

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • by

    prep. At [a location], at the house of, with, among, according to the opinion of, at [an event, time of year] (in addition to Standard English near).

  • chametzdik

    adj. Containing or contaminated with chametz (and therefore unfit to be used or eaten by observant Jews on Pesach).

  • chas v'chalila

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

  • chas v'sholom

    interj. "Heaven forbid" (Glinert).

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Elul

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

  • farbreng

    v. To spend or pass time.

  • farbrengen

    n. A gathering or celebration that includes a spiritual or religious component.

  • frumkeit

    n. Jewish religiosity, frum-ness.

  • gebrokts

    n. People who hold by the stringency against eating wetted matzah.

  • genug shoyn

    interj. Enough already!

  • hisbonenus

    n. Contemplation, reflection.

  • Iyar

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

  • keli

    n. Vessel to receive a blessing.