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  • a nechtiker tog

    interj. "Not on your life!"

  • bubbe meise

    n. "Something of little importance, an inconsequential thing or minor happening." (JPS)

  • chametzdik

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

  • Galitzianer

    n. A Jew with ancestry in the Galicia region of Eastern Europe.

  • Hasidic

    adj. Of or relating to Hasidic Judaism or Hasidic Jews.

  • hoo-ha

    interj. Interjection of admiration or astonishment.

  • kugel

    n. Baked pudding or casserole made with eggs and various ingredients, including noodles, potatoes, or spinach.

  • Litvak

    n. A Jew with ancestry in Lithuania or nearby regions.

  • Maariv

    n. The Jewish evening prayer service.

  • Sefer Torah

    n. A Torah scroll (a scroll with the text of The Five Books of Moses on it).

  • Shacharit

    n. The Jewish morning prayer service.

  • Shavuot

    prop. n. A Jewish holiday celebrating the anniversary of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai and the first harvest of spring.

  • shul

    synagogue

  • Simchat Torah

    prop. n. A Jewish holiday celebrating the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the beginning of the next one.

  • tzitzit

    n. The fringes on a tallit or on a tallit katan.