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  • Ashki

    n. Nickname for Ashkenazi Jews.

  • atzmus

    n. The essence of God (in Kabbalah).

  • Beta Israel

    n. Ethiopian Jewish community.

  • 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.).

  • Chitas

    n. A daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya.

  • chitzoni

    n. A person concerned with externalities.

  • Chrismukkah

    n. "Chrismukkah is a pop-culture portmanteau neologism referring to the merging of the holidays of Christianity's Christmas and Judaism's Hanukkah." (Wikipedia)

  • Daled Bavos

    n. A traditional song composed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (the founder of Chabad) played at Chabad weddings and holidays.

  • duch

    n. A report of outreach activities.

  • geza

    n. Good lineage.

  • Haskalah

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

  • hitbodedut

    n. Solitary prayer.

  • igros

    n. The multi-volume collection of letters by the Lubavitcher Rebbe that is often used as a kind of an oracle.

  • maimouna

    a celebration, traditionally among Moroccan Jews, right after Passover ends, marking the springtime and the return to eating chametz (leavened foods which are forbidden on Passover)

  • mashke

    alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

  • mivtza

    a campaign run by Chabad to encourage Jewish observance

  • ohel

    tent (in a summer camp setting)

  • oilam

    the world; the public

  • pan

    petition for a blessing from a Chasidic rebbe

  • responsa

    Written decisions and legal rulings by rabbis appointed to be legal deciders.