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  • bekitzur

    adv. "Briefly or concisely: succinctly" (Weiser).

  • chazarah

    n. Review of material previously studied.

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • chidush

    n. Innovative idea; an insight; discovery; novelty.

  • daled amos

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

  • davka

    adv. Even; despite expectations to the contrary -- often with a slightly amused or ironic feeling of "wouldn't you know it?" or "of all things" ("of all people" ... etc.)

  • emes

    n. Truth.

  • frum

    adj. Religious; observant; Orthodox.

  • frumkeit

    n. Jewish religiosity, frum-ness.

  • gezerah

    n. In Jewish law, a prohibition enacted by the Sages as a measure to protect religious observance under changed conditions.

  • glatt

    adj., adv. Super-kosher (not only of food), or acceptable to the Haredi community.

  • golus

    n. Literally "exile" (JPS); outside of the Land of Israel; away from a vibrant Jewish community; the time period since the destruction of the Second Temple at Jerusalem (Glinert).

  • gurnisht

    n. "Nothing, zilch, zero." (JPS)

  • halevai

    interj. If only.

  • kal v'chomer

    adv. By extrapolation we know; all the more so. "with assuredness of mind or action based on an earlier, more restrictive, premise; assuredly; certainly: indubitably." (Weiser)

  • kavanah

    n. "Attention to the meaning, spirit, and purpose of words." (Weiser)

  • kesher

    n. Connection, relationship, link.

  • koved

    n. "Honor, dignity, respect." (JPS)

  • kulah

    n. A lenient ruling or measure.