20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    aruchat boker

    breakfast

  2. 2

    Hak mir nisht keyn tshaynik

    Don't bother me Stop annoying me Literally, don't knock a teakettle at me

  3. 3

    zichrona livracha

    May her memory be blessed.

  4. 4

    lehitraot

    "Goodbye for now, see you again soon" (JPS) "see you later."

  5. 5

    shalosh regalim

    The three major holidays in the Jewish calendar: Passover, Shavuot [Pentecost], and Sukkot [Tabernacles].

  6. 6

    prost

    coarse, base, not classy, vulgar, common

  7. 7

    Be well

    Closing to a letter or conversation: Take care, be healthy

  8. 8

    chosenness

    Notion that Jews are God's chosen people, based on biblical quotes.

  9. 9

    bulvan

    loud mouth know-it-all; "a boorish, brutish person" (Steinmetz)

  10. 10

    balabos

    Male head of a household

    Proprietor

  11. 11

    nesiah tovah

    "have a good trip"; bon voyage

  12. 12

    schach

    branches or bamboo used to cover a sukkah

  13. 13

    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.

  14. 14

    chatuna

    wedding

  15. 15

    kreplach

    (meat-) stuffed dumplings usually served in soup; Jewish wontons

  16. 16

    shver

    difficult, onerous, complex

  17. 17

    gribines

    Deep-fried skin of chicken or goose, often prepared with onion and schmatlz. Also called cracklings.

  18. 18

    JDub

    An American Jew who is not Syrian (usually refers to Ashkenazim)

  19. 19

    posek

    a rabbi/scholar who makes halachic decisions/rulings

  20. 20

    prakes

    Stuffed cabbage, also known by holiptshes, goluptshes, and golomkes, among other names