B’nai Noach Torah Institute


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A Jewish vocabulary containing glossary terms of Hebrew, Yiddish and English dicitionary explanations of words, terms, phrases, and Jewish, Yiddish and Hebrew expressions.

An asterisk indicates a cross reference within this Glossary. All non-English entries are Hebrew unless otherwise indicated. This glossary is in "alphabetical" order.

Latke: Potato pancake

Leviticus: Vayikro, the third book of the Torah

Lox: Smoked salmon

Lubavitch (lit., `town of love'; Rus.): townlet in White Russia which from 1813-1915 was the center of * Chabad * Chassidism, and whose name has remained a synonym for it

Loshon Hara: Speaking any form of evil about another Jew...EVEN IF IT''S TRUE