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Bracha - blessing
Chevra - Guys
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L'Chaim - "To Life"
Lishma - For its own sake (i.e. with no ulterior motives).
Minyan (plural, Minyanim) - quorum of ten, group of people who daven (pray) together, or refers to a shul (synagogue) that hosts a minyan.
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Moifes - miracle
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r"l - may the Merciful One save us
Seder - Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover
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Shalom Bayis - Peace in the home - most commonly used to refer to a healthy spousal relationship, though it could include children and others in the home.
Siyum - when referred to as "a siyum" its generally referring to a celebration upon completion of something
Tachlis - purpose, practically speaking
Tizku Li'mitzvos - May you merit [more] mitzvot, and is used as a form of thank you among religious Jews.
Tzaddik - righteous man
TzuGekummene - newcomer
Vaad - Committee / Board
Vort - engagement party
Yom Tov = holiday/festival, literal translation is good day

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #900 on: April 28, 2020, 10:32:06 AM »
Shalom Bayis?

Peace in the home - most commonly used to refer to a healthy spousal relationship, though it could include children and others in the home.

Literally:
Hello House
Goodbye home
Peace, crib
Peace house
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #901 on: April 28, 2020, 10:40:48 AM »
Peace in the home - most commonly used to refer to a healthy spousal relationship, though it could include children and others in the home.

Literally:
Hello House
Goodbye home
Peace, crib
Peace house

I see a Squilled version of "Goodnight, moon" in the works.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #902 on: April 28, 2020, 10:50:17 AM »
The thing with the hamster is that running on the wheel is actually what it is trying to do.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #903 on: April 28, 2020, 10:58:43 AM »
I see a Squilled version of "Goodnight, moon" in the works.
Leaving that for @Redbull3
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #904 on: April 28, 2020, 11:51:29 AM »
Depends.

In more chasidish circles the Vort happens right at the engagement, attended only by extremely close family. Nothing official happens other than a l'chaim. This is often followed by a Tenoyim (literally, agreements) a few days or weeks later, which is attended by a wider circle of family and friends. At the Tenoyim an official contract (hence the name) is signed and read out loud. This contract consists of traditional language and is very rarely modified or customized.

In more Yeshivish circles, the above Vort is called a L'chaim while the Tenoyim is called the Vort. This Yeshivish vort differs from the chasidish Tenoyim by the fact that there is no contract read, only a "word" - hence the naming convention. The actual contract is signed and read at the wedding reception.

And with nobody in Judiasm - let alone two different families - fitting into one particular category, there are many variations of this - but the above is the general framework.
In Chabad, the Tenoyim are generally signed and read, minutes or hours before the wedding ceremony. This is due to the severity of breaking this agreement/commitment.

As far as the Vort goes as per Chabad custom.
I believe in Israel, at the time of engagement the families will just say a L'chaim with light refreshments and that evening or a few days later they will have a Vort (sit down meal) for wider family and close friends.
In the US there is generally no Vort but a reception style L'chaim the evening of, or a few days after, the engagement for friends and family.
While at the L'chaim/Vort, no contract is written or signed, there is a verbal commitment and a Kinyan that both sides will go ahead as expected.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #905 on: April 28, 2020, 07:03:29 PM »
Shalom Bayis?
Literally: Peace in the home

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #906 on: April 28, 2020, 07:27:06 PM »
Literally: Peace of the home

FTFY. Though @Yehuda57 did provide some alternative literal translations above.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #907 on: April 29, 2020, 08:04:43 AM »
Halevai?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #909 on: April 29, 2020, 08:07:27 AM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #910 on: May 04, 2020, 11:11:48 AM »
I thought after 7 years cv cm וכו׳ would speak a a fluent Yiddish and maybe even give a Bisele Yiddishe nachos!

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #911 on: May 04, 2020, 11:12:19 AM »
Nachas!