20 random words retrieved

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    JDate

    A popular dating site for Jewish singles.

  2. 2

    etrog

    Citron (lemon-like fruit) used ritually on Sukkot

  3. 3

    kadosh

    holy

  4. 4

    chazarah

    (n.) review of material previously studied

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    Hasid

    A disciple of a rabbi, not only a member of a Hasidic group.

    A follower in a non-religious sense (ironic).

    Pious person

    Adherent of a Hasidic Jewish group ("A mystical religious movement founded in Poland" (JPS)

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    broch

    curse

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    geulah

    redemption

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    tzedakah

    charity, money given to charity

  9. 9

    unetaneh tokef

    a particular High Holiday prayer recited on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

  10. 10

    Shabbat

    The Jewish Sabbath; Saturday

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    nalashevet

    Please sit.

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    renewal

    An alternative stream of rabbis and congregations, independent of the "mainstream" denominations, that fosters an open and experimental approach to Judaism, often drawing from the Jewish mystical tradition and non-Jewish spiritual traditions.

    Practices and beliefs in keeping with the philosphy of the renewal movement.

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    peoplehood

    sense of belonging to the world Jewish people

  14. 14

    shechita

    Kosher animal slaughter.

  15. 15

    bashert

    JPS: "Predestined, fated." Soul mate.

  16. 16

    gesheft

    business

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    am haaretz

    Bumpkin, ignoramus, uneducated person

    Vulgar, boorish person

    People of the land

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    amen

    Agreed. "The word used at the end of prayer to signify affirmation." (Rosten)

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    shtum

    quiet, voiceless, mute

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    Shoah

    Eastern European Holocaust (of World War II)