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  1. nebbishcozy, warm, most frequently used to mean unpretentious, unspoiled by office or honors

          

  2. pilpulunnecessary hairsplitting, nitpicking; also a type of Talmudic study, debate

          

  3. yeshiva bokhera young man who is a student at a yeshiva (college for Talmudic study), a scholarly, shy, unworldly type, a naive, gullible type

          

  4. mamzera child born to a married woman whose husband is not the father, also an untrustworthy person, stubborn/difficult man, clever person impudent, irreverent, detestable

          

  5. Succosproud pleasure, special joy, particularly from the achievements of a child, psychological reward/gratification

          

  6. halakhaJewish law without Biblical citations, all the laws of the written and oral Torah

          

  7. challaha braided bread, especially eaten on Shabbes

          

  8. chutzpanerve

          

  9. nudnika pest, nag, bore

          

  10. bagelan expert

          

  11. SephardiPortuguese or Spanish Jews or their descendants

          

  12. shmegeggethe Festival of Weeks, Pentecost, anniversary of covenant between God and Israel on Mount Sinai; read part of Exodus and eat dairy dishes

          

  13. megillaha box containing scrolls with verses from Deuteronomy; to touch going in and out of the house to remind self of god's laws in both in and outside of the home

          

  14. pesachPassover

          

  15. matzoa child born to a married woman whose husband is not the father, also an untrustworthy person, stubborn/difficult man, clever person impudent, irreverent, detestable

          

  16. shulto push, press, shove, also to fornicate

          

  17. heymisha man, an upright fellow

          

  18. chotchea trinket

          

  19. shmuckpenis, smart, neat, stupid, a dope; more vulgar in Yiddish than English

          

  20. shegetzrascal, scoundrel, a non-Jewish boy or young man

          

  21. ChanukahFeast of Dedication

          

  22. shmoa boob/hapless clumsy unlucky jerk, the butt of a joke

          

  23. Chanukahthe feast of dedication

          

  24. shtetlto drag or lag behind

          

  25. machera child born to a married woman whose husband is not the father, also an untrustworthy person, stubborn/difficult man, clever person impudent, irreverent, detestable

          

  26. shvartzrascal, scoundrel, a non-Jewish boy or young man

          

  27. tushrear end, butt

          

  28. gelta village of endearing fools

          

  29. nucan be used in a variety of situations for nearly everything

          

  30. shtuppenis, smart, neat, stupid, a dope; more vulgar in Yiddish than English

          

  31. schemerpaint, smear, spread

          

  32. Rosh HashanahFeast of Dedication

          

  33. Chelma synagogue

          

  34. shlepto drag or lag behind

          

  35. schmaltzblack woman

          

  36. yekkeholiday, celebration, festivity

          

  37. shlockshoddy, cheaply made item, defective or fake article, an object once cheated over, a disagreeable person

          

  38. milchikdairy foods

          

  39. noshto snack, nibble

          

  40. mentsha woman of low origins or vulgar manners, gossipy woman

          

  41. golemto drag or lag behind

          

  42. schnorrerblack man

          

  43. verklemptovercome with emotion, at a loss for words due to emotion

          

  44. shvartzerblack woman

          

  45. knisha dough pastry filled with cheese or meat

          

  46. shnookshoddy, cheaply made item, defective or fake article, an object once cheated over, a disagreeable person

          

  47. trefan animal not slain according to ritual kosher laws, any food that is not kosher like pork and shrimp

          

  48. Bupkisnothing at all, worthless

          

  49. kvetchto slide

          

  50. shvitzerblack man

          

  51. mezuzaha box containing scrolls with verses from Deuteronomy; to touch going in and out of the house to remind self of god's laws in both in and outside of the home

          

  52. zhlobnose

          

  53. parevethief/crook, clever person, ingenious child, dishonest businessman, a shady tricky character, a mischievous fun-loving prankster

          

  54. goycan be used in a variety of situations for nearly everything

          

  55. minyanthe minimum number of people needed for something, also specifically the ten male of age Jews required for a religious service

          

  56. glitchto slide

          

  57. putzpenis (more offensive than shmuck), also a fool, jerk, simpleton

          

  58. kibitzto comment while watching a game, to joke/fool around, to carry on a running commentary while someone is working

          

  59. Tisha B'Av9th day of month "Av," commemorates destruction of 1st and 2nd temples, day of fasting, no meat, no laughing

          

  60. shmooza boob/hapless clumsy unlucky jerk, the butt of a joke

          

  61. loxa gentile, a non-Jewish person

          

  62. landsmansomeone from the same hometown, also another Jew

          

  63. tzimmesa side dish of mixed cooked fruits and vegetables

          

  64. Boychikdiminutive of "boy," also one who cuts corners

          

  65. shlemielfoolish person/simpleton, consistently unlucky or unfortunate person, clumsy person, pipsqueak, naive/gullible customer, person who makes a foolish bargain

          

  66. oya gentile, a non-Jewish person

          

  67. kiboshto comment while watching a game, to joke/fool around, to carry on a running commentary while someone is working

          

  68. dybbuka demon, succubus, inhabits bodies, can be exorcised

          

  69. shmendrikpenis, smart, neat, stupid, a dope; more vulgar in Yiddish than English

          

  70. rebberabbi

          

  71. Shevousbooths, Festival of Tabernacles, eating meals outside in

          

  72. nudzhto bore, pester, nag

          

  73. shamusa detective

          

  74. nachesthe "servant" or attendant of the synagogue, also a detective/policeman (like public servant), also the 9th candle on the menorah

          

  75. Adonaia name for God

          

  76. brisan animal not slain according to ritual kosher laws, any food that is not kosher like pork and shrimp

          

  77. pisherJewish dietary restrictions

          

  78. blintza woman of low origins or vulgar manners, gossipy woman

          

  79. tukhusrear end, butt

          

  80. davenan expert

          

  81. brokheto snack, nibble

          

  82. Hadassaha braided bread, especially eaten on Shabbes

          

  83. yontefthief/crook, clever person, ingenious child, dishonest businessman, a shady tricky character, a mischievous fun-loving prankster

          

  84. Yom KippurDay of Atonement; fast and repent sins before God

          

  85. shidekharranged marriage

          

  86. shlimazelfoolish person/simpleton, consistently unlucky or unfortunate person, clumsy person, pipsqueak, naive/gullible customer, person who makes a foolish bargain

          

  87. fleishigmeats, poultry, or foods prepared with animal fats, cannot be eaten with dairy, opposite of pareve

          

  88. kibbutzto comment while watching a game, to joke/fool around, to carry on a running commentary while someone is working

          

  89. shnozgossipy chat

          

  90. kinderchildren

          

  91. kosherto snack, nibble

          

  92. Simchas Torahhonors the Torah, new beginning of consecutive weekly Torah readings; read last chapters of Deuteronomy and 1st of Genesis because the Torah has no beginning or end

          

  93. meshugacrazy

          

  94. yentaa man, an upright fellow

          

  95. spritzsprinkle, spray

          

  96. zaftigunleavened bread

          

  97. Shabbesa biblical coin, any coin or money

          

  98. yarmuklea blessing prayer of thanksgiving and praise

          

  99. Litvakto pray, prayer, also to argue over/nitpick

          

  100. rebbitsinrabbi

          

  101. sammasa detective

          

  102. mazel tovcongratulations! thank God! origins in astrology

          

  103. ganefa robot/lifeless figure, a simpleton/fool, a clumsy person, a slow moving person, a graceless person

          

  104. shadkhna professional matchmaker

          

  105. mishpochpacrazy

          

  106. shalompeace, hello, goodbye

          

  107. Plotzexplode, burst

          

  108. shekela biblical coin, any coin or money

          

  109. shvartzeblack woman

          

  110. mishegasinsanity, craziness, nonsense

          

  111. Purimthe feast of lots; began with Esther and The Book of Esther

          

  112. shiksaa biblical coin, any coin or money

          

  113. klutzto bore, pester, nag

          

  114. spiela little city or town, usually consisting of only Jews. Ex: The Pale of Settlement

          

  115. mavena child born to a married woman whose husband is not the father, also an untrustworthy person, stubborn/difficult man, clever person impudent, irreverent, detestable

          

  116. tsuristroubles, woes, suffering

          

  117. kvellto beam with immense pride over a child's achievements or to gloat over someone else's defeat