20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    JAP

    Jewish American Princess

  2. 2

    m'dor l'dor

    from generation to generation

  3. 3

    gadol

    literally "big," refers to particularly well respected rabbis; "luminary" (Weiser)

  4. 4

    chuppah

    wedding ceremony (not including reception)

    "The Jewish wedding canopy; that is, the cloth under which the Jewish wedding ceremony is conducted." (JPS)

  5. 5

    klal yisroel

    "synonym for the Jewish people" (JPS)

  6. 6

    balaboosta

    1) Female head of household 2) Impressively competent homemaker

  7. 7

    abi gezunt

    "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

  8. 8

    bichlal

    in any way, entirely, in general

  9. 9

    amcha

    the every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite)

  10. 10

    behema

    a boor, an uncouth, unmannered individual

    an animal, especially a large one

  11. 11

    Bujew

    a Jew who practices Buddhism; a Jew interested in Eastern spirituality

  12. 12

    Jew by Choice

    A convert to Judaism.

  13. 13

    yigdal

    hymn often sung at the end of a prayer service, based on Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith

  14. 14

    bar mitzvah

    Jewish coming-of-age ceremony/celebration for a 13-year-old boy; the boy who has come of age.

  15. 15

    get

    a writ or deed of divorce

  16. 16

    shmais

    a Lubavitch news website: http://shmais.com/

    Whack, wallop, smack

  17. 17

    tzitzit

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

    A garment worn under the shirt by Orthodox men and boys, with a tassel hanging down from each of the four corners.

  18. 18

    Off the derech

    No longer religious/observant; now following a non-religious/non-observant lifestyle.

  19. 19

    bochur

    young unmarried male, especially a yeshiva student

  20. 20

    kibbutz

    "[Israeli agricultural] collective" (Glinert) Most settlements in Israeli which originally began as kibbutzim now function as regular municipalities.