20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    federation

    A local Jewish philanthropy which raises and distributes funds for social welfare, social services and educational needs in local communities and overseas, especially Israel.

  2. 2

    kimmel

    "kimmel bread" is rye bread with caraway seeds on top

  3. 3

    kiddush Hashem

    the sanctification of God's name; "bringing honor to God" (Glinert)

    martyrdom

  4. 4

    pasuk

    a verse, usually from the Torah

  5. 5

    m'dor l'dor

    from generation to generation

  6. 6

    lonso

    stupid person, bear

  7. 7

    shtark

    Adj: religiously intense. Literally "strong," generally used in reference to someone more religious than the speaker

    Verb: "shtark out" - to identify oneself closer to the Black Hat end of the Modern Orthodox to Black Hat continuum, in comparison to one's previous location on that continuum.

  8. 8

    tuches

    buttocks

  9. 9

    dreck

    "Trash, junk, garbage; cheap or worthlesss things." (Rosten), sh*t

  10. 10

    bochur

    young unmarried male, especially a yeshiva student

  11. 11

    zoykhe

    to merit

  12. 12

    ongepotchket

    overly elaborate, excessively decorated, slapped together senselessly

  13. 13

    oy vey

    exclamation of dismay, exasperation, or surprise

  14. 14

    minhag hamakom

    local custom

  15. 15

    give/get

    The amount of money that a board member of an organization is responsible to contribute, either by a personal donation ("give") or by the member's individual fundraising ("get").

  16. 16

    mahtomer / matomeret

    What are you saying? or What did you say? or Really??

  17. 17

    cherem

    "excommunication; ostracism" (Yiddish)

  18. 18

    shmecky

    child-appropriate word for penis

    affectionate term used to describe a child, often connoting silly or slightly naughty behavior

  19. 19

    kippah

    "small, round headcovering" (JPS)

  20. 20

    bubbale

    sweetie, darling [term of endearment]