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Shabbat Guide

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Jewish Word Glossary

Glossary Key

abbr. = abbreviated
esp .= especially
Heb. = Hebrew
lit. = literally
n = noun
pl. = plural
pron. = pronounced
usu. = usually
v = verb
Yid. = Yiddish

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D

daf yomi
lit.=page of the day: practice of learning a page of Gemara each day
daled amos
lit.=four cubits: personal space
dan l'chaf zechut
lit.=judge to the side of merit: give the benefit of the doubt
darkon
lit.=way-thing: passport
darshen
to interpret, esp. in religious issues
daven
(Yid.) pray
Dayenu
"It Would Have Sufficed," a Seder song; "Enough already!"
dayun
(Heb.) judge [n]
derech eretz
lit.=the way of the land: courtesy
Diaspora
those Jews not living in Israel
din
(Heb.) law
drasha
sermon
dreidel
toy top used on Chanukah
drei mir nisht kain kop
lit.="Don't spin my head": "Don't distract me!"
driml
lit.= a little dream: (Yid.) nap [n]
duchan
blessing the congregation [v], done by kohanim
D'varim
Deuteronomy
dvar Torah
lit.=word of Torah: speech on enlightening biblical passage or any aspect of religious thought
dybbuk
(Yid.) dead person's soul inhabiting a living person