Monday, March 5, 2007


CHABAD- A center for Lubavitch Jews

Chag - holiday; pl., chagim

Challah - The braided bread traditionally eaten on Shabbos/Sabbath.

Chanukah – The Jewish festival of lights.

Charedim- Orthodox Jews on the far right of the spectrum- tend to reject secular pursuits

Chas v'shalom – G-d Forbid

Chassidim- a sect of Jews, who follow the teachings of 18th century Rabbi, the Baal Shem Tov

Chassidishe – literally means pious, this is an adjective to describe one stream of orthodoxy

Chatan (or Chosson) - a bridegroom

Chazal – A general term to mean "our sages". When used, it generally means, that somewhere in the huge cannon of rabbinic writings, it refers to this matter.

Chazzan- the cantor

Cheshbon Hanefesh- a spiritual accounting of the soul

Chevrusah- a partner in learning Torah; refers also to both partners

Chillul Hashem- Desecration of the Name of G-d

Chizzuk – something which strengthens someone

Cholent - special stew served on Shabbat

Cholov Yisroel- Milk produced at a farm in part owned by Jews

Chumash- The Pentateuch, or, the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)

Chupa- the canopy over the marriage ceremony, also refers to the ceremony itself

Chutzpah, Chutzpahdik- disrespect, gall, overly confident.

Cohen, also Kohen - descendent of Aaron, Moses' brother and the first priest of the Jewish people


Yondalla said...

Translation's needed:

l'chaim - know it means "to life" but it means something else in the context of a wedding or engagement or something.

AidelMaidel -- I think you have translated some of these for me before and so they must be in my email. I however have a loch in kop and I need them again.

Sigh. From one of your more devoted readers among the goyim...

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