20 random words retrieved
unleavened bread eaten on Passover
"A loaf type coffee cake" (JPS)
not just the state of Israel but the physical place
Literally "at a good hour." All in good time. Good luck. Response to a pregnancy announcement--meaning may all go well.
sense of belonging to the world Jewish people
hymn often sung at the end of a prayer service, based on Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith
stories or explanations that interpret or ellaborate on the Torah's text.
"no evil eye" (Rosten). "An expression said to ward off the evil eye or bad luck in general; the verbal equivalent of knocking on wood." (JPS)
"Thorough or painstaking; avoiding error by virtue of the care exercised: CAREFUL." (Weiser) exacting, precise
a servile person (see note below)
another name for the Amida, the central prayer during Jewish services. [lit. 'eighteen', the number of blessings it originally had]
A derogatory term for ultra-Orthodox/Haredi Jews, common in Israel.
"Junk, trash" (Rosten)
traif (non-kosher) food
long black coat worn by Hasidic men
flaw; slight problem in a process
[may you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty [years]" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.