20 random words retrieved
a tractate of the Talmud
an expression of disgust
An object that it is forbidden to handle on the Sabbath and on certain holidays (generally because the object's primary purpose involves actions considered work and forbidden on those days).
literally 'do you understand?'
adj. describing a non-Orthodox Jewish prayer group or service in which men and women can participate equally and a mechitzah (boundary separating women from men) is not used.
"Eve of." (Glinert) Evening, or the day before a Jewish holiday
"Literally, 'without vowing', this is added to any casual promise to avoid it being taken as an absolute undertaking." (Glinert)
circumcision ceremony; the celebration surrounding it. Lit. covenant.
other types of chassidim [i.e. non-Chabad] , especially youth
a response after another person sneezes (analogous to "bless you")
"to begin with; altogether" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"done in the best possible way; optimally" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
"occurring at the beginning; at first; initially" (Weiser, Frumspeak)
Identifying another person as a Jew.
Inserting a Jewish phrase or concept into a conversation in order to determine whether the other person is or isn't Jewish.
Traditional language of Ashkenazic Jewry. A descendant of High German, its vocabulary is roughly 80% Germanic, 10% Hebrew and 10% Slavic (depending on author/speaker and setting/genre)
"holy studies"; Jewish religious studies
dining hall, dining room
"Junk, trash" (Rosten)
traif (non-kosher) food
"The small book of liturgy, prayers, songs, and rituals used at a Pesach seder" (JPS)
counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuos
balls, testicles, lit. 'eggs'