20 random words retrieved
challah: braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath
An organized trip meant to expose participants to the work of a nonprofit organization, raise awareness of a cause, and/or deliver supplies or services to a deserving population. Unlike the Christian use of the word "mission," Jewish missions do not signify a proselytizing motive.
Literally, "All the honor", as in "More honor to you!"
"well done" (Glinert)
Post-high school learning program for women; usually located in Jerusalem and associated with an Orthodox religious outlook
Important, influential people, especially renowned rabbis of the present or recent past. Luminaries (Weiser)
Secondary usage: feces or excrement.
Someone who comes from the same or nearby hometown, especially if one or both of you no longer lives there and all the more so if one or both now live far away from home, in which case an entire region (e.g., metro NY) or country e.g., Poland) may be the point of connection.
nervous energy, restlessness. Lit. 'pins'
God, lit. "the name"
"the intermediate days of the weeklong holidays of Pesach and Sukkot" (JPS)
Acronym: "Just for Kiddush." A joking or dismissive designation for a person who skips Saturday morning services but arrives at synagogue for the kiddush luncheon
done after the fact; ex post facto
"done just well enough to fulfill a need or duty; perfunctorily" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"resentfully; without enthusiasm; begrudgingly" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"under duress, or done when no options are available; as a last resort" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
to rule halachically
Closing to a letter or conversation: Take care, be healthy
stringent, "taking the stricter position on an issue" (Weiser)
Showing consistency of reason (Weiser).
Super-kosher (not only of food), or acceptable to the Haredi community.
(n.) review of material previously studied
region in the Catskill Mountains with many summer resorts frequented by Jews, especially in the mid twentieth century
The Temple in Jerusalem
"nothing, zilch, zero" (JPS)
to fulfill an obligation