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  • Ashki

    nickname for Ashkenazi Jews

  • cashew

    a person of Catholic and Jewish heritage

  • Chrismukkah

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

  • Harry

    A single, yeshivish male (see bochur) who is less culturally yeshivish than his peers.

  • JDub

    An American Jew who is not Syrian (usually refers to Ashkenazim)

  • kike

    A derogatory slur for a Jewish person.

  • mushroom

    A Chabad Rabbi engaged in outreach independent of the central Chabad outreach organization

  • oilam

    the world; the public

  • patrilineal

    Being considered Jewish because one's father but not mother is Jewish.

  • Pew

    Shorthand reference to “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” a comprehensive survey, released in October 2013 by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. Upon its release, the survey's findings on population, Jewish identity, and interfaith marriage seemed likely to play a central role in determining priorities for myriad Jewish institutions.

  • Recon

    Adj. Of or pertaining to Reconstructionist Judaism (a movement founded by Rabbi M. M. Kaplan, emphasizing Judaism as a civilization more than a religion).

  • responsa

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

  • S/Y

    Syrian Jew

  • sketch

    a trick