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  • a long life

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

  • Am Yisrael chai

    interj. An affirmation of the continuity of the Jewish people.

  • 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.

  • Chabad

    n. An outreach-oriented branch of Hasidic Judaism that follows the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Chabad has thousands of branches around the world, including at many college campuses.

  • Diaspora Jew

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

  • fatootsed

    adj. Enervated, played out, knackered, terminally fatigued.

  • gefrunzled

    adj. Slighted, insulted, feeling unappreciated.

  • gezunterheyt

    interj. Lit., while in good health.

  • Hasidic

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

  • Hillel

    n. An organization for Jewish college life, especially in North America.

  • Knesset

    n. Israel's parliament.

  • kosher

    adj. "Acceptable according to Jewish [ritual] law" (JPS); "trustworthy, reliable" (Rosten); acceptable according to dietary laws.

  • lobbus

    n. A young mischievous person with a lot of chutzpah.

  • maccabiah

    n. International Jewish sports competition, known as the Jewish Olympics, held (mostly) every four years since 1932; smaller regional competitions held in Jewish community centers around the world.

  • matzah ramble

    n. "A British tradition of hikes and picnics during the intermediate days [chol hamoed] of Passover." (source)

  • mechula

    adj. Broke, bust, bankrupt, spoiled.

  • mitzvah

    n. Good deed.

  • oirik

    n. Derogatory reference to a non-Jewish male, especially a common labourer.

  • Orthodox

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