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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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Z

za'atar
an Israeli spice
zachor
remember
zaftig 
(Yid.) juicy
zecher
in remembrance of
zecher tzadik livracha (abbr. zt"l)
"(May) the memory of the righteous (be) for a blessing." Said of deceased rabbis
zechut
merit, worth
zeide
(Yid.) grandfather
zetz 
(Yid.) jab, poke (can be pysical or verbal)
zhlub
(Yid.) slob
zichrono livracha (abbr. z"l)
"(May) his/her memory (be) for a blessing." Said of the deceased
zieskeit 
lit.=sweetness: sweetheart
zmirah (pl. zmirot)
Shabbat song
zoch
(Yid.) illness
Zohar
major tract of Kabbalah
zokein 
lit.=bearded: elderly one
zol zein 
lit.="Let it be! That's all!"
zug nisht
lit.=say nothing: (Yid.) "It's a secret, not a word!"; "No more out of you!"