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Shabbat Guide

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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M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

E

efshar
possibly, maybe
ek velt
(Yid.) The End of the World
Eicha
Lamentations
Einsatzgruppen
Special Forces of the Nazi Army
El Al
lit.=to above: Israel's airline
Elul
12th Jewish month (Aug-Sept)
emet  
(Heb.) true; the truth
emunah
(Heb.) faith
eppis
something undefinable, a "you-know-what"
Eretz Yisrael
(Heb.) The Land of Israel
Erev...
lit.=evening: the night before, esp. Shabbat or yom tov; like New Year's Eve
eruv
series of posts connected with string that fence in an area, making it permissible to carry on Shabbat in that area
esek
business
essen
lit.=edibles: (Yid.) food
etrog
citron, used on Sukkot
ezra
(Heb.) help [n]