Monday, August 08, 2005

Center of it All Glossary


Bais Medrash - Study hall

Beeah - Sex

Bochurim - Boys/male students

Charata – Regret for one’s sins

Davening - prayer

Gemara – A collection of the oral torah.

Gemurrah – Complete

Gevalidigah - Awesome/Excellent

Halige Madrige – Holy level

Hashem – God

Kotel - The remaining western wall from the temple in Jerusalem

Mamush – Literally

Mashgiach – The person in a jewish school who is responsible for developing one-on-one relationships with students tohelp them become more complete jews. Frequently this means someone who can’t teach a classroom setting.

Menahel – Principal

Mikadesh - Marry

Nivel peh – foul language

Oisverfs – screw ups

Rambam – A Jewish scholar from about 1100s Egypt

Rosh Yeshiva – Dean of the Yeshiva

Shavuos – Jewish holiday that takes place seven weeks after Passover

Shkutzim – Non jews

Shonda – A bad thing

Sholchon Aruch – Jewish book of laws

Shtuppin - Pushing, or in this case screwing

Taka - A word that has no real meaning, other than sometimes meaning you're right and more often indicating that the person saying it needs to think about what he is going to say.

Teshuva – Repentance

T'fillin - Black boxes that male jews over the age of 13 wear while praying. You could call them phalactyries, but no one would know what the hell you were talking about.
Yahrzeit – Anniversary of a death

Yeshiva – Religious Jewish school, frequently all male

Yidden – Jews

Yomtov or Yom Tov – Jewish holiday

Yomtovdik – Appropriate for a holiday


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow where did u get such an extensive vocab Air?Since when are you a yeshiva guy?You should be shteiging in some yeshiva instead of working in an office!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I'm sorry if my 17 years in Yeshiva don't always shine through.

5:45 PM  

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