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Assur - not allowed, prohibited, forbidden
BD"E (Baruch dayan ha'emes) - see post #71
Bitachon - trust in G-d?
Bracha - blessing
Chevra - Guys
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Gadol (plural: Gedoilim) - Leader of the generation, great Person
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Halevai - If only it were so, May it be, I wish
Heter - permission
Kedusha - holiness
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L'Chaim - "To Life"
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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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Nimna Hanimnaos - the impossible of impossibilities, paradoxical miracle
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Posek (plural, Poskim) - A Rabbi that'd qualified/certified to make decisions regarding Jewish law
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

Author Topic: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.  (Read 178419 times)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #940 on: May 02, 2021, 11:06:20 AM »
"I will bl"n take upon a kabbalah for the next 30 days"
bl"n is an acronym for bli neder, which means "without a vow". In Jewish law, if someone accepts a good practice, it can be constituted as a vow, and there can be great ramifications for breaking the vow, even inadvertently. Thus, many are careful to specify "bli neder" when accepting on themselves a positive kaballah.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #941 on: May 02, 2021, 11:14:32 AM »
A resolution to do something good for a person or their departed soul.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #942 on: May 02, 2021, 01:13:51 PM »

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #943 on: May 03, 2021, 10:29:45 AM »
Letoeles?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #944 on: May 03, 2021, 10:35:55 AM »
Letoeles?

For constructive purpose.

For instance, speaking ill of someone else is gossip and forbidden. But if is letoeles it might be permitted, or even required, such as warning you that the person you are about to transact with is a renowned scammer and you will lose your money. What, when, and how something might be considered "letoeles" is quite complex.

ETA: While the above may be true in the stricter sense, I had previously offered a more accurate definition as per common usage:

Toeles
Toy-eh-less
adjective

1) Meets an individual's personal agenda
"My post that @Something Fishy is a liar and a cheat was not gossip, it was l'toeles; so that no one goes on his trips. It had nothing to do with my ongoing feud with his mother in law."
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #945 on: May 16, 2021, 05:41:11 PM »
Neis?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #948 on: December 16, 2022, 10:59:29 AM »
Meh. Let's go Fahrdrei the Yoitzrois because someone (?) doesn't like being called Shvigger.
Can someone help me with this?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #949 on: December 16, 2022, 11:00:18 AM »
Can someone help me with this?

Reverse the order of things
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #951 on: December 17, 2022, 12:21:49 PM »
Can someone help me with this?
Thanks for being that guy who asks the questions that all of us are wondering but are too embarrassed to ask ourselves. :)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #952 on: December 19, 2022, 03:27:56 AM »

My Yiddish isn't up to this. Knowing it will probably ruin it, can someone translate?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #953 on: December 19, 2022, 07:21:14 AM »
My Yiddish isn't up to this. Knowing it will probably ruin it, can someone translate?
An answer to the Bais Yosef’s kashya:
The first day was also a miracle, because they found a jug with a seal from only one Rabbi, yet everyone agreed it’s kosher!
Can there be a greater miracle?!

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #954 on: December 20, 2022, 06:00:09 AM »
An answer to the Bais Yosef’s kashya:
The first day was also a miracle, because they found a jug with a seal from only one Rabbi, yet everyone agreed it’s kosher!
Can there be a greater miracle?!
Thanks. Wow, the line wasn't ruined!
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #955 on: December 23, 2022, 10:20:08 AM »
...from her G-dmother and us...
What's a godmother?
Who becomes one?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #956 on: December 23, 2022, 10:23:49 AM »
What's a godmother?
Who becomes one?
"A godmother is a female godparent in the Christian tradition; she is present at the christening of the child and promises to see that the child is raised to be a Christian. She may also offer mentorship and/or claim legal guardianship of the child as her own if needed due to circumstances."

What is a godmother?

A godmother is a woman who acts as a sponsor or guardian for a child during baptism, and who is often chosen by the child's parents to take on this role. In many cultures, the godmother has an important role in the child's life, providing guidance and support as the child grows up. The godmother is typically considered a role model for the child and may have a close relationship with the child throughout their life. Some godmothers are also called godparents, along with the godfather.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #957 on: December 23, 2022, 10:30:36 AM »
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I googled it but Im curious to know if there is a custom to who becomes the godparents and how much support is the usual. Also baptism/christening means the same thing? Is that where the priest sprays water on the baby or something like that?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #958 on: December 23, 2022, 10:41:10 AM »
Also baptism/christening means the same thing?
For the most part, yes. Baptism is one of the seven sacraments for Catholics.
Is that where the priest sprays water on the baby or something like that?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #959 on: December 23, 2022, 11:24:15 AM »
What's a godmother?
Who becomes one?

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