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apikoros
a person who knows "the law" (Talmudic law) but does not believe in God.
ba'al teshuvah
a returnee to the faith
balebustah
1. a boss

2. a matriarch
beit midrash
a study hall
bekishe
a long overcoat
boocher
an unmarried young man
boychik
a youth
challah
braided bread
chaver
a friend
cheder
day school
daven
to pray
etrog
Sukkot zitron
gardle
a belt
Gemara
part of the Talmud
goyim
non-Jews
Halakha
Jewish law
Haredim
the Ultra-Orthodox
Hasidim
Orthodox Jews who follow charismatic rebbes.
Haskala
The Enlightenment
hegdesh
a mess
kapoteh
overcoat
Kohan
a priest in the temple
kollel
an advanced institute of talmudic learning for married students
loshon hora
gossip
lulav
Sukkot reeds
mamzer
a bastard, literally
mashgiach
inspector of kashrut
mezuzah
you kiss this at the doorway
mikveh
This you call a bath?!
mitzvah
Oy! Where's my embroidered sheet?!
mohel
Ay gevalt! He cut my schmuck!
Moshiach
The goyim think it's Jesus.
Mussar
the study of moral development
neshuma
the soul
parnassah
This you call a living?!
payess
locks by your ears
pushke
put your gelt here for charity
rav
non-Hassidic rabbinic scholar
rebbe
This you call a rabbi?!
sabra
1. a person born in Israel

2. a brand of hummus we don't buy because they donate to people who mistreat Palestinians
Schachris
morning prayer services
Schechting
ritual slaughter of animals
schnorr
to panhandle or beg
schochet
the act of Schechting
sefer
a book
Shabbos
Baruch atah adonai, elahainu melach ha olam, hasher kiddishanu barmitzvah tov lahidlachner shel shabat
shatnes
Wool and linen cannot mix because of. . .
shiduch
an arranged marriage
shtiebl
prayer room
shtetl
I'd build a great big house in the middle of the town. . .
shtreimel
a hat for Shabbos
shul
synagogue
shmitta
the sabbatical year when the land must be given a rest
siddur
prayer book
smicha
rabbi's ordination
soifer
a scribe
tallis
prayer shawl
t'fillin
phylacteries; small leather cases holding inscriptions that are bound to the forehead and arms with leather straps during morning prayers
tzaddik
righteousness
tzedakkah
charity
tzitzis
your strands are showing
upsherinish
cutting a boy's hair on his third birthday
yahrzeit
annual commemoration of someone's death
yarmulke
You wear this on your keppe.
yeshiva
seminary
yiddishkeit
Jewishness
yungerleit
young men
zmiros
songs sung on Shabbos