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  • a long life

    interj. Used to greet a mourner after someone has died.

  • antisemitism

    n. Hatred against Jews.

  • Birthright

    n. A free 10-day trip to Israel for young Diaspora Jews ages 18-26. Over 400,000 Jews have been to Israel on Birthright.

  • Diaspora Jew

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

  • four questions

    pl. n. A song, comprised of a question and four answers to it, that is sung/recited (traditionally by the youngest child present) at the Pesach seder.

  • halachic

    adj. Relating to or dictated by halacha.

  • halachically

    adv. According to halacha, with regard to halacha.

  • Hasidic

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

  • hechshered

    adj. (Of a packaged food product) given a hechsher, certified kosher.

  • keep kosher

    v. Observe and follow kashrut.

  • matzah meal

    n. "Finely crumbled, crushed matzah used as a flour substitute in cooking during Pesach." (Eisenberg & Scolnic)

  • mushroom

    n. A Chabad Rabbi engaged in outreach independent of the central Chabad outreach organization.

  • Orthodox

    adj. Of, relating to, or affiliated with Orthodox Judaism.

  • Orthodox Judaism

    prop. n. The most traditional branch of Judaism.

  • pluralism

    n. The principle of being purposefully accepting and welcoming of different levels of Jewish observance, different Jewish practices, and different denominations of Judaism.

  • pluralistic

    adj. (Of a Jewish organization, space, or community) purposefully accepting and welcoming of different levels of Jewish observance, different Jewish practices, and different denominations of Judaism.

  • RWMO

    n. 'Right-wing Modern Orthodox' - often University-educated and open to (certain) professional training and education, but seriously committed to halakhic observance.

  • seder plate

    n. The plate used in the Passover seder on which the karpas, charoset, maror, hazeret, zeroa, and beitzah (and sometimes also the salt water and matzo) are placed.