Understanding the Holocaust

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Glossary of Hebrew & Yiddish words:

(Glossary by Rabbi Paltiel, unedited)


Al korchoch ato chai: man is forced to live

Anochi Hashem Elokecho: I am the L-rd your G-d

Ato chai: you should live

Chazal: the Sages

Chesed leumim chatos: there is evil amongst the nations

Emunah: faith

Farbrengen: Chassidic gathering

Halacha beyodua eisov sonei lyaakov: As a rule Essau will hate Jacob

Hashgacha Protis: Divine Providence

Im kol zeh ani maamin: Still in all I believe

Iyov: Job

Kedas Moshe v’Yisrael: according to the laws of Moses & Israel (Jewish law)

Kein yirbeh vchein yifrotz: To become even stronger (as Jews, in the face of adversity)

Lo yihye lecho elokim acheirim: Thou shalt not have other gods

Maamin: believer

Maaminim: believers

Maaminim bnei maaminim: believers the children of believers

Maskilim: “enlightened ones”

Mitzvas asei: a positive mitzvah obligation

Omdim oleinu lechaloseinu: they arise against us to destroy us (from the Hagadah)

Rachmana litzlan: Heaven forbid

Rebono shel olam: Master of the world

Remzaim: hints

Tanach: The Bible

Tzadik vera lo, rasha vetov lo: Righteous who suffer, sinners who prosper

Vayifu vayirbu vayaatzmu bmod meod: they were fruitful & multiplied and became stronger & stronger

Zachor eis asher oso lecho Amalek: Remember what Amalek did to you

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