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  • hak mir nisht keyn tshaynik

    lit. "Don't knock a teakettle at me!"

  • Haskalah

    19th century Jewish Enlightenment, in which modern philosophy and literature entered Jewish consciousness

  • kalike

    1. Cripple 2. Someone who is sickly 3. A clumsy person 4. A stupid ignorant man 5. An inept performer, a singer off-key, a pianist who hits the wrong notes, a waiter who spills the soup.

  • kike

    A derogatory slur for a Jewish person.

  • pitseleh

    little one, dear

  • tzitzit

    The fringes on a tallit (tallis) prayer shawl or on a tallit katan.