Glossary

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  • L’chaim

    Hebrew for "to life," usually said as a celebratory toast. When couples become engaged, a celebration for them is often called a "l'chayim" as friends and family will offer the couple toasts for a happy life together.
  • l’chayim

    Hebrew for "to life," usually said as a celebratory toast. When couples become engaged, a celebration for them is often called a "l'chayim" as friends and family will offer the couple toasts for a happy life together.
  • l’chayyim

    Hebrew for "to life," usually said as a celebratory toast. When couples become engaged, a celebration for them is often called a "l'chayim" as friends and family will offer the couple toasts for a happy life together.
  • l’dor v’dor

    Hebrew for "from generation to generation."
  • l’dor vador

    Hebrew for "from generation to generation."
  • l’haim

    Hebrew for "to life," usually said as a celebratory toast. When couples become engaged, a celebration for them is often called a "l'chayim" as friends and family will offer the couple toasts for a happy life together.
  • l’hayim

    Hebrew for "to life," usually said as a celebratory toast. When couples become engaged, a celebration for them is often called a "l'chayim" as friends and family will offer the couple toasts for a happy life together.
  • l’shana tova

    Hebrew for "to a good year," a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah.
  • l’shana tovah

    Hebrew for "to a good year," a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah.
  • l’shanah tova

    Hebrew for "to a good year," a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah.
  • l’shanah tovah

    Hebrew for "to a good year," a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah.
  • Ladino

    A language, also known as Judaeo-Spanish or Judezmo, once widely used by Sephardic communities, but now close to extinction. It is influenced by Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish and Turkish. It is comparable to the language of many Ashkenazi communities, Yiddish.
  • Lag b’Omer

    Hebrew for "33rd [day] of the Omer," a minor Jewish holiday that falls 33 days after the start of Passover.
  • Lag BaOmer

    Hebrew for "33rd [day] of the Omer," a minor Jewish holiday that falls 33 days after the start of Passover.
  • latkah

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • latkahs

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • latke

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • latkeh

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • latkehs

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • Latkes

    Yiddish word for a potato pancake, traditionally eaten during Hanukkah.
  • leyn

    Derived from the Yiddish word "leyenen," meaning "read," it refers to the act of reading (chanting) Torah.