20 random words retrieved

  1. 1

    negiah

    "touching"; usually used in the phrase "shomer negiah", which is the custom of avoiding touch with members of the opposite sex outside of one's family

  2. 2

    pekel

    little bundle

  3. 3

    eidah

    group, cohort; session/unit

  4. 4

    benoni

    spiritually average person

  5. 5

    Am Yisrael

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

  6. 6

    Jewishness

    Ethnic or cultural Jewish identity, as distinct from "Judaism"

    The quality of being a Jew, not limited to (nor necessarily excluding) religion, ethnicity, biology, or nationality.

  7. 7

    pizza bagel

    A person of (non-Jewish) Italian and Jewish descent.

  8. 8

    farkakte

    "lousy, messed up, ridiculous" (JPS) Shitty, full of crap.

  9. 9

    shmendrik

    jerk, stupid person

  10. 10

    Elohim/Elokim

    "One of the many names used to refer to God" (JPS)

  11. 11

    Vayikra

    the book of Leviticus

  12. 12

    chillul Hashem

    disgracing God's name; an action that might be looked down upon; an action that might make Jews look bad

  13. 13

    lekvar

    prune filling

  14. 14

    azoy

    So, thus

    Is that so? Really?

    So-so

  15. 15

    Buenas semanas

    Have a good week / what one says after making havdallah

  16. 16

    teva

    character (quality of a person or thing)

    nature

  17. 17

    lamah lo?

    "why not?"; "there's no reason not to.

  18. 18

    vilde chaye

    a rambunctious or wild person [lit. 'wild animal']

  19. 19

    Tizke vetichye vita'arich yamim

    May you have the fortune to have a long and good life!

  20. 20

    Aibishter

    God, lit. "supreme one" or "the one above"