20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    parve

    1. neither milk nor meat; 2. uninteresting, plain, generic

  2. 2

    Pew

    Shorthand reference to “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” a comprehensive survey, released in October 2013 by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. Upon its release, the survey's findings on population, Jewish identity, and interfaith marriage seemed likely to play a central role in determining priorities for myriad Jewish institutions.

  3. 3

    nedivut

    generosity

  4. 4

    bereshit

    The Book of Genesis [lit. "in the beginning"]

  5. 5

    krav maga

    A form of mixed martial arts developed in the Israeli Army but popularized worldwide. Literally means "contact combat"

  6. 6

    gam zu l'toyve

    "This too is for the best."

  7. 7

    farbrente

    fiery, devout, fervent [lit. 'burning']

  8. 8

    shidduch

    mate

    match

    arranged spousal match

    a date in the process of finding one's spouse

  9. 9

    chumrah

    a religious stringency

  10. 10

    kimmel

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

  11. 11

    schmo

    a fool; a jerk

  12. 12

    shaila

    a question, usually while looking for a halachic ruling

  13. 13

    l'shalom

    "in peace," lit. "to (or toward) peace"

  14. 14

    Am Yisrael

    "Literally, The People of Israel." (JPS)

  15. 15

    machzor

    High Holiday prayerbook, used for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

  16. 16

    tell over

    to repeat or teach a story heard elsewhere

  17. 17

    bekishe

    long black coat worn by Hasidic men

  18. 18

    shande

    "Scandal, shame." (JPS)

  19. 19

    chakira

    proposition, treatise, deliberation

  20. 20

    gezinta

    a big healthy girl (or the adjective denoting such)

    a sexy lady