(n) A room of study, filled with many leatherbound books and voices.
(n) A long overcoat worn by chassidic men. Special ones are designated for special occasions, and can say a great deal about who's wearing it.
(n) A Jew who has taken upon themself the heartbreaking and triumphant process of deepening their relationship with their Creator. Typically travel in groups.
(n) Plural of "chassid."
(n) The propietary audacity of a Jew.
(n) Friday, the eve of Shabbos. Anxieties run high, as do prices.
(n) The Rebbe's right-hand man. A position promising prominence, and very little sleep.
(n) The final Redemption. Happens on both small and large scales.
(n) Blessing over bread; anything from challah to french toast.
(n) Ceremonial blessing over wine, used on Shabbos and holidays. Lets your Creator know that, sometimes, you drink wine just for Him.
(n) Strength. Even just a little koach, is a lot.
(n) The evening prayer. Many Radzyners mutter it with droopy eyes before bed, but some make sure to say it as soon as the sun sets.
(n) A gathering of ten or more Jewish men; required for communal prayer. A special force is created when one minyan gathers, and very often leads to arguments with the minyan closes by.
(n) Ritual washing of the hands. There is no wrong way to do it, as long as you know the correct procedure.
(n) Sidelocks. Typically curled for appearance's sake, and tucked behind the ear.
(n) Plural of "sefer."
(n) A book containing the secrets of Torah study. Held first in the hands, then in the mind.
(n) The Sabbath. All work is forbidden, and so perfectly reflects the work done throughout the preceding week.
(n) The third meal of shabbos, coinciding with the setting sun. Typical delicacies specific to this meal include, but are not limited to: egg salad.
(n) The blessing over liquids and candy. When in doubt, go with a shehakol.
(n) A small town or province of Jews. Fondly remembered by the elderly, and fondly escaped by the young.
(n) The most important building in Radzyn. It's where every man, woman, and child goes to pray. Also where the whiskey and Torah scrolls are housed.
(n) A large white shawl, with eight strings hanging from each of its four corners. Worn during the morning prayers, and transported to and from shul in a dedicated bag.
(n) Literally, phylactaries, worn on the head and left arm during weekday prayer. Comprised of black boxes housing sacred passages, and leather straps. Can make international travel difficult.
(n) The Book of Psalms composed by King David, often recited in times of need or satisfaction. Different people prefer different tunes, but the lyrics stay the same.
(n) A fix, or repair, of divine importance.
(n) A gathering of men around a table. Some tisches are larger, others smaller, but all require song, words of Torah, and shot glasses.
(n) A complete person, who is so close to their Creator that they can bring others closer as well. Pay attention to their eyes.
(n) A school of Torah study.
(n) The precious connection between two people; a space where true conversation is allowed. A privelage, and sometimes quite expensive.
(n) The pious, striving, and caring members of the Chosen Nation. Whether they know it or not, every Jew is a yid.
A colloquial phrase used to express good wishes upon departure. Roughly translates into "zey gezunt."