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  • atzmus

    n. The essence of God (in Kabbalah).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • farbaysn

    n. Snacks.

  • geza

    n. Good lineage.

  • hishapcha

    n. Transformation to good.

  • hiskafya

    n. Self-control.

  • igros

    n. 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

    n. The fringes on a tallit or on a tallit katan.