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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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V

Vaad...
Committee (or Council) of...
varnishkes 
farfalle, "bow-tie" pasta
Vayikra
Leviticus
viduy
confession to G-d of a sin
vilde chaya
(Yid.) wild animal; uncontrolled person
vo den? 
(Yid.) "What then?"
vos macht-su 
lit.= what makes you: "How are you?"
vos macht a Yid 
lit.= what makes a Jew: "What's going on?"