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Old 09-02-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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Mensaguy responded to me in one of my postings with this:
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There are a lot of words commonly used in this sub-forum that I do not know. If you would like to compile a list of words that you've seen used in the forum, along with the meanings, I'd be glad to add something to the Sticky thread that Woodrow started.

If a word is defined in the Sticky thread, I don't intend to insist that an English translation be provided every time a word is used.
I thought that this would be a good opportunity to bring everyone together on a forum project. So, if you want to participate, just post your Hebrew/Yiddish words with their English meanings here in this topic. Then Mensaguy can periodically add his choice from the submitted words to the Sticky thread that Woodrow (may his memory be for a blessing) started long ago.
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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psakim: Plural of psak. Rulings regarding Judaic law, given by a rabbi.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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tsuris/tsouris-yiddish for grief, trouble or problems.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:36 PM
 
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A"H -- alav hashalom, on him there should be peace. For more info, see here.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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Just re-open the existing thread:

Yiddish and Hebrew words commonly used
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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Just re-open the existing thread:

Yiddish and Hebrew words commonly used
Not yet. I think that it takes at least a moderator to do that.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:53 PM
 
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Davka. I don't know exactly how to explain what it means, though.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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Not yet. I think that it takes at least a moderator to do that.

Right. Also, a Mod can compile all the submitted words into one single, alphabetical list in that sticky thread. That's to make it easier to search for forum members unfamiliar with certain terms.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Davka. I don't know exactly how to explain what it means, though.
https://www.haaretz.com/word-of-the-day-davka-1.5294530
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Old Yesterday, 06:07 AM
 
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Just re-open the existing thread:

Yiddish and Hebrew words commonly used
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Not yet. I think that it takes at least a moderator to do that.
It does indeed require a moderator to open or close a thread. We don't normally open the Sticky threads that contain rules, etc., because somebody always adds a post that doesn't need to be there.

I think we can let this thread take its course for a while and see what develops. I would hope we end up with a list of words with brief definitions.
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