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  • anticirc

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

  • antisemitism

    n. Hatred against Jews.

  • b mitzvah

    n. The gender-neutral equivalent of a bar or bat mitzvah (used to be inclusive of genderfluid or nonbinary children).

  • BCE

    adv. Before the Common Era (used in place of B.C.). Steinmetz: "...recently, a new awareness of the Christian character of these abbreviations have led many Jewish writers and editors to replace them with [C.E. And B.C.E.]"

  • Be well

    interj. Closing to a letter or conversation: Take care, be healthy.

  • Borscht Belt

    n. Region in the Catskill Mountains with many summer resorts frequented by Jews, especially in the mid twentieth century.

  • Bujew

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

  • Conservative Judaism

    n. Originally known as "historical positive Judaism," a denomination that combines observance with an idea of "halachic process." See further comments below.

  • Diaspora

    n. "The term for Jewish communities and their residents who live outside of the State of Israel" (JPS).

  • from your mouth to God's ears

    (sentence) Response to a good wish or blessing that mentions future events: I want that to happen, but I'm not sure it will.

  • Hagiographa

    n. The formal English name of the Ketuvim, usually translated as "the Writings."

  • Hasidic

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

  • JAP

    n. "Jewish American Princess": a Jewish teenager or young adult who is pretentious and snobby, and usually rich.

  • Jappy

    adj. (Pejorative) like a JAP.

  • JDate

    n. A popular dating site for Jewish singles.

  • Jewfro

    n. A large, frizzy hairstyle, sported by a Jewish man.

  • Land of Israel

    n. Not just the state of Israel but the physical place.

  • Maimonidean

    Having to do with Maimonides, the Jewish rabbi, physician and scholar who lived in the 12th century

  • matzoh ball

    dumpling made with matzah meal and eggs and generally served in chicken soup

  • nice Jewish boy

    Jewish male, in pop culture it often indicates nebbishy traits and lack of traditional masculinity