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  • adafina

    n. A slowly cooked stew of meat and vegetables.

  • annos

    n. Anniversary of someone's death.

  • chacham

    n. Wise, learned person; genius.

  • chazak u'baruch

    (sentence) "Be strong and be blessed," usually said to someone who participated in a religious service in some way (for example, has an aliyah, makes a donation, opens the ark, etc.).

  • chazak veematz

    (sentence) "Be very strong and courageous!"

  • esnoga

    n. Synagogue.

  • Hagim u'zmanim lesasson

    n. Holidays and seasons for rejoicing!

  • hamsa

    n. A hand-shaped amulet (often a wall-hanging or jewelry) conferring good luck or protection, popular in Israel and originally from the Middle East / North Africa.

  • Hashem imachem

    interj. "God be with you!" Sephardi greeting stated by individuals approaching the Torah-reading desk after being called up to the Torah.

  • heichal

    n. The ark in a synagogue which holds the Sifrei Torah.

  • meldado

    n. Anniversary of someone's death; the study session done in honor of that person.

  • Moadim lesimcha

    interj. Happy holiday! Greeting used on Pesach and Sukkot.

  • siman tov

    interj. A congratulatory term meaning "(may it be) a good omen!"