Monday, March 5, 2007


Parnossa- livelihood, the ability to earn a living, decent wage

Parsha - Portion of the Torah reading

Peyes- curly side burns (it is the chassidic custom never to cut them)

Pirkei Avot - teachings of the fathers; a section of the mishnah

Pisher - a young child

Purim - the holiday that celebrates Queen Esther and Mordechai's victory over the evil Haman

Putz – not a polite word. Literally is the Yiddish word for a part of the male anatomy. Generally refers to a not nice person, a jerk, or as the word says in English, a d-ck