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  • atzmus

    the essence of God (in Kabbalah)

  • Chitas

    a daily study practice by Chabad including daily selections from the Chumash, Psalms, and the Tanya

  • chitzoni

    a person concerned with externalities

  • Daled Bavos

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

  • duch

    a report of outreach activities

  • farbaysn


  • geza

    n. good lineage

  • hishapcha

    transformation to good

  • hiskafya


  • igros

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

  • mashke

    alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

  • mivtza

    a campaign run by Chabad to encourage Jewish observance

  • mushroom

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

  • pan

    petition for a blessing from a Chasidic rebbe

  • tahalucha

    A practice in Chabad to visit non-Chabad synagogues on Jewish holidays.

  • Tanya

    the foundational text of Chabad Lubavitch written by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

  • tzitzit

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