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  • almemar

    n. The platform on which the Torah is read in synagogue; the bima.

  • gondi

    A Persian Jewish soup, commonly prepared on Shabbat, consisting of a meatball/meat dumpling prepared with ground chickpeas in a chicken or meat broth.

  • hamsayeh

    neighbor

  • qoqol

    matzoh

  • responsa

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

  • shabash

    Well done!

  • vig

    The commission one receives for conducting a transaction, usually gambling or drug deals, but can also be used in day-to-day transactions.

  • wimpel

    a long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin