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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • anticirc

    n. Growing movement of Jews and non-Jews who are opposed to circumcision.

  • Ashkenormative

    adj. Assuming that all Jews are Ashkenazi, not considering Jews with other backgrounds.

  • bageling

    v. Identifying another person as a Jew.

  • beck

    n. Young, materialistic, shallow person.

  • Bujew

    n. A Jew who practices Buddhism; a Jew interested in Eastern spirituality.

  • by

    prep. At [a location], at the house of, with, among, according to the opinion of, at [an event, time of year] (in addition to Standard English near).

  • cashew

    n. A person of Catholic and Jewish heritage.

  • Diaspora Jew

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

  • dos

    n. A derogatory term for ultra-Orthodox/Haredi Jews, common in Israel.

  • egal

    adj. Describing a non-Orthodox Jewish prayer group or service in which men and women can participate equally and a mechitzah is not used.

  • farmisht

    adj. Mixed up, confused, crazy.

  • flip out

    v. When a Modern Orthodox post-high-school student becomes more religiously observant during or after a gap year at a yeshiva/seminary.

  • halakhic-egalitarian

    n. A type of prayer group, service, community, or personal practice where people of all genders participate fully and equally in prayer services or other ritual functions (particularly women also performing rituals traditionally ascribed to men), while maintaining an adherence to traditional halachic practice, and seeing the egalitarian aspects of practice as harmonious with halacha.

  • heeb

    n. Slang term used to describe a Jewish person.

  • Hinjew

    n. A Jewish person of Indian origin or a person with mixed Jewish and Indian ancestry.

  • J.E.R.K

    n. Jewish Educated Religious Kid.

  • JalapeƱo Bagel

    n. A person of Hispanic (non-Jewish) and Jewish origins.

  • JBA

    n. Jew by Association.