Ahavas Yisroel: Love of another Jew.

Akeres Habayis: Lit. The Foundation of the House. The Jewish wife.

Al Taharas Hakodesh: On the tenets of holiness.

Alter Rebbe: Lit. Old Rebbe. Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Founder of Chabad.

Anash: Lit. People of our Brotherhood. The Lubavitch community.

Asser bishvil shetisasher: Tithe so that you shall be rich.

Askon/Askonus: Activist/ism.

Aveilim: Mourners.

Avodas Hashem: Service of G‑d.

Baalei Batim: Term used for authorities of an organization or people active in a community.

Baal Hahilulo: The person whose Yohrtzeit is being commemorated.

Baal Hasimcha: Master of the celebration.

Baal HaTanya: Author of the Tanya, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

Baal Hatzdokos: The Master of all charities, G‑d.

Bas/Ben Yochid: Only son/daughter.

Beis Hamikdosh:Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

Beis Knesses: Synagogue.

Beis Medrash: House of Torah Study.

Bentch: Grace after meals.

Binyan adei ad: An everlasting edifice.

Bitachon: Trust in G‑d.

Bli Ayin Hora: With no evil eye.

Bli Neder: Without making a vow.

Brayso: Talmudic quote from the authors of the Mishnah.

Brocha: Blessing.

Chag HaGeulah: Festival celebrating liberation from prison.

Chassidishe: In a Chassidic way.

Chassidus: Chassidic philosophy.

Chinuch: Education.

Chodesh: Month.

Chosson: Groom.

Chosson Torah: Lit. Groom of the Torah. A special honor bestowed on Simchas Torah.

Chuppa: Wedding canopy and ceremony.

Chutz lo’oretz: Outside of the Land of Israel.

Dayan(im): Judge/s of a rabbinic court.

Dinim: Jewish laws.

Eidilkeit: Innocence. Refinement. Sincerity.

Eretz Yisroel: Land of Israel.

Erev Shabbos: Friday afternoon.

Esrog: Species of citron used during the Sukkot festival.

Farbrengen: Chasidic gathering.

Gabboim: Synagogue wardens.

Gashmuis: Physical. Mundane.

Gelt: Money.

Gemilus Chasodim: Benevolence.

Gemoro: The Talmud.

Gruss: Regards.

Geula: Redemption.

Geula Shleima: Complete Redemption.

Golus: Exile.

Hakhel: ‘Year of Gathering’ following the Shmitta (Sabbatical) year.

Halachah: Jewish law.

Hashgocho Protis: Divine providence.

Hatoras Neder: Rescinding of vows, usually performed before Rosh Hashanah.

Hatzlocho: Success.

Hiddur: Enhancement of a Mitzvah.

Hilulah: Anniversary of the passing of a Tzaddik.

Histalkus: Passing away.

Ir hakodesh: The holy city.

Isru Chag: The day after the festival.

Kabbolas haTorah: Receiving the Torah.

Kaddish: Prayer sanctifying the name of G‑d. Recited by the prayer leader and mourners.

Kalo: Bride.

Kashrus: Keeping Kosher

Kehila kadisha: Holy congregation.

Klal: Communal.

Klal Yisroel: The Jewish nation.

Kosel: The Western Wall.

Lag B’omer: 33rd day of the Omer count.

Loilonos: For trees.

Lashon Hora: Gossip.

Rosh Chodesh: New month.

Maamor: Chasidic discourse.

Maariv: Evening service.

Maaser: Tithe for charity.

Maasim Tovim: Good deeds.

Machutonim: Term used for the parents of a married couple.

Mechila: Forgivness.

Mechitza: Partition. Usually used during prayer services or at weddings between men and women’s sections.

Megillah: Scroll of Esther read on Purim.

Mesader Kiddushin: Master of ceremonies at a Chuppa.

Mesiras nefesh: Self-sacrifice.

Mikdosh: Sanctuary.

Mikvah: Ritual bath.

Mishloach Monos: Gifts of food distributed on Purim.

Mishkon: Portable Tabernacle that traveled with the Children of Israel throught the Wilderness.

Mishna: Precursor to the Talmud.

Mispalelim: People who pray.

Mitzvah: Commandment.

Mitzvas asseh: Positive Commandment.

Moro D’asro: Rabbinic authority of a community.

Moro-Shchoradik: Of a depressed nature.

Moshiach: The Messiah.

Murkov: Grafted branches.

Nachamu: The Shabbos of Consolation following the Fast of Av.

Nachas: Pride and pleasure from children or one’s achievements.

Nechomo: Consolation.

Neginah: Music.

Ner: Candle.

Nichum Aveilim: Consoling the mourners.

Nusach: Version of prayer.

Ohel: Lit. tent. Graveside of the Previous Rebbe. Also called Tziyun.

Omer: The seven week count between Pesach and Shavuos.

Opsherenish: First haircut given to a 3 year old boy.

P”N: = Pidyon Nefesh.

Parnosso: Livelihood.

Pesach: Passover.

Pidyon: Lit. Redemption. Term used for personal petition to the Rebbe.

Pnimius: Inner.

Posuk: Verse.

Poskim achronim: Later Halachic  authorities.

P’sak din: Halachic ruling.

Rabbonim: Rabbis.

Rachamim: Mercy.

Rashbi: Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, celebrant of Lag B’omer.

Rebbetzin: Rabbi’s wife.

Rov: Rabbi.

Ruchnius: Spiritual.

Sefirah: Counting the Omer between Pesach and Shavuos.

Segula: Good omen.

Seuda: Meal. Festive feast.

Shabbos Mevorchim: Lit. Shabbos that blesses. Shabbos preceding a new month.

Shana Tova: Wishes for a good year.

Shechita: Ritual slaughtering.

Shechinah: Divine presence.

Shevii: Seventh.

Shiduchim: Matching for the purpose of marriage.

Shiur: Torah class.

Shlita: Abbreviation for “may he live long, good years.”

Shochet: Ritual slaughterer.

Shul: Synagogue.

Shulchan Aruch: Code of Jewish Law.

Sicha: Talk by the Rebbe.

Sidra: Weekly section of the torah.

Simchas Torah: Festival celebrating the annual completion of reading the Torah.

Simchos: Joyous occasions.

Simchoseinu: Our joy.

Siyum: Completion of a Sefer Torah or tractate of Talmud.

Taharas Hamishacha: Lifestyle or laws of Family purity.

Talmid: Student.

Talmidei Chachomim: Sages.

Tisasher: To become rich.

Tzach: Lubavitch Youth Organization.

Tzaddikim: Righteous individuals.

Tzedokah: Charity.

Tzeischem l’Sholom: Blessing to go in peace.

Tziyun: See Ohel.

Tzitzis: Fringes on a four-cornered garment.

Uforatzto: Spread outward.

Yetzer Hora: Evil inclination.

Yidishkeit: Judaism.

Yiras Shomayim: Fear of Heaven. Integrity.

Yogaato umotzoso: Talmudic proverb: If you toil – you will succeed.

Yohrtzeit: Anniversary of death.

Yom Tov: Festival.

Yotze: Fulfilling an obligation.

Yud Beis Tammuz: 12th of Tammuz. Anniversary of the liberation of the Previous Rebbe.

Yud Shevat: 10th of Shevat, Hilulah of the previous Rebbe.

Yud Tes Kislev: 19th of Kislev. Anniversary of the liberation of the Alter Rebbe, founder of Chabad.

Zechus: Merit.

Zechus Horabim: Merit of the community.

Zeman: The time.

Zeman Cheiruseinu: The season of our freedom.

Zohar: Early mystical work, written by Rashbi.